John Vigna
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John Vigna is a young Canadian author whose fiction and non-fiction work has been published in numerous prestigious literary journals and has won him many awards. He teaches creative writing at the University of British Columbia. Bull Head is his first fiction book.

Loin de la violence des Hommes

Editions Albin Michel
Février 2017
Traduit par Marguerite Capelle

Bull Head
The characters of these eight short stories are all men, portrayed as husbands, lovers, fathers and brothers, who all try and deal with hard blows dealt by life, sometimes by making decisions that can have devastating consequences. Using rural parts of Canada that sometimes evoke the deep south of the United States with its bittersweet atmosphere as a backdrop for these stories, John Vigna finds some beauty in lives that could, at first glance, seem banal or ordinary.
 

« Avec subtilité, tact, John Vigna décrit la vulnérabilité de ces hommes qui, au fond, veulent bien faire mais souvent échouent par manque de chance ou de psychologie. À chaque fois, c’est l’humain dans sa fragilité, son côté touchant, que privilégie l’écrivain. Certains auteurs sudistes américains jouent la carte de la testostérone. C’est plutôt de la délicatesse du cœur et de la douloureuse quête du bonheur dont il est question dans ce magnifique recueil. » Le Figaro

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