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Desjardins, Martine 1957-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 79 publications in 2 languages and 793 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Gothic fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PQ3919.2.D4312, C843.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Martine Desjardins
Maleficium by Martine Desjardins( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in French and English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth and most acclaimed of Desjardins' novels creates a sensual and exotic world combining history, magic, and the bizarre
A covenant of salt : a novel by Martine Desjardins( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in French and English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the death of her parents in 1791, Lily McEvoy has lived as a recluse in her isolated manor with her two maidservants and Titus, the farmhand who has become her whipping boy. But tonight, the heiress is expecting company. Her guest will be Master Anselm, the legendary stonecutter who has transformed the estate's abandoned salt mine into an immense funerary monument to the memory of the McEvoy family, sculpting bas-reliefs in the chapels, crypts and tombs he has carved out of the rock salt of its cavernous walls." "Drawing from both Irish legend and the events of the conquest of Quebec, this novel explores the snares of individual and collective memory as they are used to justify and preserve ancestral grudges."--Jacket
All that glitters by Martine Desjardins( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Haunted by the iron jealousy of their commanding officer, Dulac and Nell pursue their desires and risk everything in the greatest game of all."--Jacket
Fairy ring by Martine Desjardins( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in French and English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It''s the dog days of summer in 1895. Freud''s uncorked his essay on hysteria and female sexuality. Clara Weiss, submissive and anti-heroic, is stranded with her new husband, Edmond, in a Nova Scotia house rented from Captain Ian Ryder, who soon leaves to explore the Arctic. Edmond''s an acrid lout. Time not devoured by his mushroom fetish is devoted to terrorizing Clara with raw meat, sensory deprivation, free-flowing morphine, and ritual defilement. She and Ryder, meanwhile, pine for the illusory redemption they each glimpsed in their short meeting, but they are merely two ships that passed on her wedding night
The green chamber by Martine Desjardins( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in French and English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set between 1913 and 1963 in one of Montreal's well-known, upper-middle-class, suburban neighbourhoods, Martine Desjardins's The Green Chamber is a riveting, fast-paced, highly atmospheric novel that chronicles the decline of a wealthy French-Canadian family over the course of three generations. Every house has its secrets, but none hides them better than the august house of the Delorme family. With its sixty-seven locks, brass-grilled counters, and impenetrable underground vault - where lie the mummified remains of a woman clutching a brick between her teeth - the Delorme residence may be apprehended as The Green Chamber's central persona. A private bank of a sort, it has always held its lot of ill-acquired gains, hidden vices, cruel rituals, and illicit substances away from prying eyes. Louis-Dollard Delorme, his miserly wife Estelle, and his three spinster sisters revere money so much that they have converted their residence's "green chamber" into a place of worship and have elevated domestic penny-pinching to an art form. As for the family's heir, Vincent, they intend for him to make a highly profitable marriage - a reasonable prospect, until the day when the house opens its doors to Penny Sterling, a young woman whose means equal only her curiosity. Desjardins's humorous gothic saga - with its gallery of eccentric characters who play the races in secret and sniff vanilla extract - reveals and revels in the fate of family fortunes: the first generation makes the money, the second generation maintains it, and the third blows it. The novel's plot and themes arise, larger than life, from the history of the author's own family, and from that of her suburban hometown, Mount Royal, whose founding is closely linked to the development of Canada's national railroad and early industry. The Green Chamber exposes the birth of capitalistic religiosity and sheds light on our economic present: personal finances, once based on a nest-egg savings system, have become a credit-based and debt-ridden travesty."
Mon désir de révolution : essai by Andrée Ferretti( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des hausses drastiques de l'endettement étudiant Mémoire au Comité consultatif sur l'accessibilité financière aux études concernant les modifications au programme de prêts et bourses by Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec( )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'alliance de sel : roman by Martine Desjardins( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'humour chez Dostoievski sentiment du contraire et rire réduit dans Les démons by Martine Desjardins( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grotto by Martine Desjardins( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'évocation by Martine Desjardins( )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maleficium by Martine Desjardins( )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a tous les jours 5 ans( )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La chambre verte by Martine Desjardins( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le cercle de Clara [roman] by Martine Desjardins( )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'élu du hasard [roman] by Martine Desjardins( )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairy ring by Martine Desjardins( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In 1895, Arctic explorer Captain Ian Ryder lets his house in Nova Scotia to the recently married Clara Weiss, who is about to become the compass of a social circle far too intimate for her own good. Meanwhile, the captain's claustrophobic ship is trapped in the polar ice. A novel of personal relations and vast desires. Explicit descriptions of sex, descriptions of violence. 2001
 
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Alternative Names
Martine Desjardins Canadees journaliste

Martine Desjardins Canadian journalist, columnist and writer

Languages
French (59)

English (20)