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Songs for Angel

In the penultimate installment of the magnificent and ambitious Soifs cycle, Marie-Claire Blais revisits figures from the previous novels in a swirling fresco of more than a hundred characters, and takes us into the soul of “the Young Man,” a white supremacist preparing to attack a Black church and murder its entire congregation. This is an extraordinary portrait of the times that jostles and discombobulates the reader while inviting us to see the world in all its injustice and distress, but also its promise and beauty.

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