Christian Guay-Poliquin (Canada/Québec)

Christian Guay-Poliquin
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Ever since his first novel “Running on Fumes” was published, Christian Guay-Poliquin who was born in Quebec in 1982, has developed  a body of work that combines the art of storytelling to that of recounting everyday life. He lives in Montreal. Le Poids de la neige is his second novel and has won the Prix du Gouverneur Général du Canada 2017.

Le Poids de la neige

Editions de l’Observatoire
Janvier 2018

In a mesmerizing setting behind closed doors, the lives of two men, who are trapped indoors by the winter weather, become intertwined. Surrounded by a hostile and beautiful nature, in a snowed-under village that is cut off from the rest of the world, they are subject to the rumours and the turmoil that shakes up the village. At times distrustful towards each other, at other times supportive, at yet other times in need of each other, they develop a complex bond. As the snow piles up, can they cope with both external threats and their personal pitfalls?

« Le Poids de la neige, considéré comme « l’un des romans les plus forts » de la rentrée québecoise a déjà conquis le Canada. » Le Devoir, 2016