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Soucy, Gaétan 1958-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 187 publications in 13 languages and 1,957 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Musical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PQ3919.2.S655, 843.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gaétan Soucy
The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches by Gaétan Soucy( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alone with their bullying father on a vast estate, a sister and brother speak a language and inhabit a universe of their own making. When the old man commits suicide, they are forced into contact with the villagers and their cloak of romance and superstition quickly falls away to reveal shocking truths. Balancing naiveté with carnality, Soucy employs his signature playfulness, plot twists, and fascination with guilt, cruelty, and violence in a narrative tour de force where nothing is quite what it seems
La petite fille qui aimait trop les allumettes : roman by Gaétan Soucy( Book )
42 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 10 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deux enfants pris au dépourvu par la mort de leur seigneur et maître de père, dans un étrange domaine régi par le "code de la bonne maison", se demandent ce qu'ils peuvent bien faire du cadavre et de la vie qui leur reste à vivre hors de sa loi. C'est là un bien étrange roman, le troisième de l'auteur, où à travers une langue somptueuse et travaillée dans son apparent débraillé, un univers mystérieux s'édifie, que le lecteur ne pénétrera jamais complètement, un monde qui participe à la fois du conte fantastique et de la fable philosophique, et qui n'est pas sans faire songer à Ducharme ou à Agota Kristof, ainsi que le signale Stanley Péan. Un livre d'accès difficile, une expérience plutôt qu'un divertissement écrit Pascale Navarro, mais dont l'exceptionnelle qualité s'impose dès la première ligne. [SDM]
The Immaculate Conception by Gaétan Soucy( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Montreal in the 1920s, in the working-class parish of the Nativite, seventy-five residents died during one terrible night at the hands of an arsonist. The surviving parishioners must now cope with the aftermath of the felony. Among them are Remouald Tremblay, a seemingly simple-minded bank clerk who spends his days caring for Seraphon, his invalid father, while trying to ward off the nightmarish memories of his childhood; and schoolteacher Clementine Clement, who struggles in solitude to keep from going mad in spite of past tragedies, unrequited passions, and the obsessive suspicion that something is terribly amiss with a group of boys in her class."--BOOK JACKET
Music-hall! : roman by Gaétan Soucy( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New York à la fin des années 20, Xavier fait partie d'une équipe de démolisseurs. Il n'a pas de passé, s'étant réveillé un jour en Amérique sans connaître son identité et son pays d'origine. Il côtoie Lazare le contremaître, Peggy Sue Ohara sa voisine et la cohorte des personnes expulsées des logements qu'il détruit chaque jour
Vaudeville! by Gaétan Soucy( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gaétan Soucy sets this acclaimed novel in a parallel-universe New York, just before the great stock market crash of 1929. Xavier X. Mortanse is an apprentice demolition worker who believes he's an immigrant from Hungary. By the time Xavier finds a singing frog in a miniature coffin, tries his luck on the vaudeville stage, and upsets a grandmaster chess match, Soucy has seduced readers into a netherworld of unforgettable eccentrics that riffs on chaos, corruption, and the surprising light of the human spirit
L'acquittement : roman by Gaétan Soucy( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in French and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Atonement : a novel by Gaétan Soucy( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twenty years after being chased out of his tiny village, Louis Bapaume returns to Saint-Aldor to make amends. Over the course of one bright winter solstice, Bapaume confronts old neighbors and villagers and encounters haunting figures he can't quite recognize. But there's only one person he seeks: the twin girl he taught to read music and to whom he wishes to atone. In this intricate, disquieting novel, the line between reality and dreams shifts in the swirling storm of one man's conscience
L'Immaculée Conception by Gaétan Soucy( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een schuchtere bankbediende in Montreal in 1920, toevallig getuige van onzedelijk vertier, wordt slachtoffer van hatelijke verdachtmakingen
Catoblépas : théâtre by Gaétan Soucy( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deux mères - une religieuse et une femme qui sort d'un hôpital psychiatrique - se disputent un enfant devenu génial musicien. Accueillie avec circonspection par une partie de la critique, cette courte pièce est présentée comme le prolongement du roman très remarqué ##La petite fille qui aimait trop les allumettes##, dont elle reprend les thèmes sous l'angle de "l'emprise terrible des mères" (G.S.). Selon R. Martel, le drame qui constitue l'oeuvre est "à l'étroit dans un espace discursif qui n'a pas les moyens du roman". Le texte de la pièce est suivi d'une entrevue, p. 63-100. [SDM]
8 Décembre : roman by Gaétan Soucy( Book )
6 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'angoisse du héron by Gaétan Soucy( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Vergebung Roman by Gaétan Soucy( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Devochka, kotorai︠a︡ li︠u︡bila igratʹ so spichkami : roman by Gaétan Soucy( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in Russian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die unbefleckte Empfängnis Roman by Gaétan Soucy( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das Mädchen, das die Streichhölzer zu sehr liebte : Roman by Gaétan Soucy( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
N'oublie pas, s'il te plaît, que je t'aime by Gaétan Soucy( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moyennes et variabilité des valeurs nivométriques au Québec by Gaétan Soucy( Book )
4 editions published in 1971 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La absolución by Gaétan Soucy( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in Spanish and Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Incubateur à courant ascendant : guide de planification, d'installation et d'utilisation by Lorraine Dallaire( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narr-Ago-Nie by Matthieu Brouillard( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
French (74)
English (38)
Spanish (8)
German (6)
Italian (6)
Dutch (6)
Finnish (4)
Polish (3)
Romanian (2)
Russian (2)
Chinese (2)
Catalan (1)
Norwegian (1)
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