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Readopolis

Author: Bertrand Laverdure; Oana Avasilichioaei
Publisher: Toronto : BookThug, 2017. ©2017
Series: Literature in translation series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First English editionView all editions and formats
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"It's 2006 and down-and-out protagonist Ghislain works as a reader for a publishing house in Montreal. He's bored with all the wannabe writers who are determined to leave a trace of their passage on earth with their feeble attempts at literary arts. Obsessed by literature and its future (or lack thereof), he reads everything he can in order to translate reality into the literary delirium that is Readopolis-a world  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Canadian fiction
Additional Physical Format: Laverdure, Bertrand, 1967-
Readopolis./
Toronto : BookThug, 2017.
(CaOONL)20179007432
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bertrand Laverdure; Oana Avasilichioaei
ISBN: 9781771662987 1771662980
OCLC Number: 961802249
Notes: Translation of: Lectodôme.
Description: 254 pages : portrait ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Literature in translation series.
Other Titles: Lectodôme.
Responsibility: Bertrand Laverdure ; translated by Oana Avasilichioaei.

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"It's 2006 and down-and-out protagonist Ghislain works as a reader for a publishing house in Montreal. He's bored with all the wannabe writers who are determined to leave a trace of their passage on earth with their feeble attempts at literary arts. Obsessed by literature and its future (or lack thereof), he reads everything he can in order to translate reality into the literary delirium that is Readopolis-a world imagined out of Chicago and Montreal, with few inhabitants, a convenience store, a parrot, and all kinds of dialogues running amok: cinematic, epistolary, theatrical, and Socratic. In the pages of Readopolis, Laverdure playfully examines the idea that human beings are more connected by their reading abilities than by anything else. Funny and sardonic, whimsical and tragic, this postmodern novel with touches of David Foster Wallace and Raymond Queneau portrays the global village of readers that the Internet created, even before the 2.0 revolution."--

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