Remnants

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Pub Date 7 Jun 2022 | Archive Date 7 Jun 2022

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Remnants is an exploration of our relationships with family and perception, told through a profound investigation of a father's life and sudden death. Employing various voices and hybrid forms—including dialogues, questionnaires, photographs, and dream documentation—Huyghebaert builds a fragmented picture of a father-daughter relationship that has been shaped by silences and missed opportunities.

The reader attempts to untangle fact from fiction: multiple versions of Huyghebaert's father are presented while remnants of his life disappear achingly quickly. What is left of someone who was not important enough to be archived? How do we talk about what no longer exists?

Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for French-language fiction, Remnants asks essential questions we often only peer at from the corner of an eye; questions about the value of life in its duration and passing. This is a transcendent work, ideal for readers of Annie Ernaux, Sophie Calle, and Maggie Nelson.

Remnants is an exploration of our relationships with family and perception, told through a profound investigation of a father's life and sudden death. Employing various voices and hybrid...


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Praise for Remnants:

Remnants is a mausoleum… built from fragments and miscellaneous moments. Words and actions that could have been different, smells, dreams and daydreams; retellings and family dialogues recounted as though in shadow play—she has collected it all here… Céline Huyghebaert brings us a book that leaves a striking, lasting impression.” —Xavier Houssin, Le Monde des Livres (Le Monde, France)

Praise for Remnants:

Remnants is a mausoleum… built from fragments and miscellaneous moments. Words and actions that could have been different, smells, dreams and daydreams; retellings and family...


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Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for French-language Fiction.


Combines hybrid forms, including interviews, photographs, dream documentation, and more.
External    A profound and deeply moving book that explores a daughter's grief after the sudden passing of her father with whom she had a strained and difficult relationship.


This translated edition marks the author's introduction to English language readers.


Translated by Governor General's Literary Award-nominated translator.


Themes: family relationships, father-daughter relationship, death and grief, elegy, siblings, memory, French culture and heritage.

Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for French-language Fiction.


Combines hybrid forms, including interviews, photographs, dream documentation, and more.
External A profound and deeply...


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