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Monthly Update for February

Dear Québec Readers:

We're happy to bring you highlights from the past month at www.quebecreads.com.

Thank you for following and helping us spread the word about the great writing that's coming out of Québec!

All the best,






Peter McCambridge
Québec Reads Editor

 

EXTRACT from NORD ALICE

“You are one crazy bitch!” I’d screamed from the George River shoreline. Just before the bear attacked. It wasn’t the first time I’d told her and it wouldn’t be the last. I’d taken my time getting there and I’d gotten there by loving her with everything I had. The words were out, necessary, in a voice made hoarse by breathlessness.

She hadn’t replied, but her blazing eyes held me in their gaze. Then she turned her back on me.

I knew I’d gone too far. Past the line we’d drawn. A fraction of a second of regret. Probably a little guilt. Still some satisfaction at having said it so forcefully. I had hurt her, drawn blood. The kind that seeps out slowly.

 

Enough to slow her down.

I was no match for her. Despite her fatigue, she would go farther. She was already doing triathlons when we’d met at twenty, while we were at medical school in Montreal.

Our relationship was manic-depressive and beautiful. A codependency. There hadn’t been any passion between us for a long time.

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