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Testament by Vickie Gendreau , Translated by Aimee Wall

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In 2012, Vickie Gendreau was diagnosed with a brain tumour. In between treatments, between hospital stays and her “room of her own,” she wrote Testament, an autofictional novel in which she imagines her death and at the same time, bequeaths to her friends and family both the fragmented story of her last year and the stories of the loved ones who keep her memory alive, in language as raw and flamboyant as she was.
In the teasing and passionate voice of a twenty-three-year-old writer, inspired as much by literature as by YouTube and underground music, Gendreau delivers an uncompromising work that reflects the life of a young woman who lived without inhibitions, for whom literature meant everything right up until the end.
Translated by talented writer Aimee Wall, Testament inverts the “grief memoir” form and plays with the notion of a last testament, thereby beating any eulogists to the punch.

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English

Fiction

2016

9781771662529

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Toronto

2016

152

softcover