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By Gail Scott
Categories: Fiction
Paperback : 9781552453919, 192 pages, October 2019
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770566064, 192 pages, October 2019
Ebook (PDF) : 9781770566071, 192 pages, October 2019

In a bathtub in a rooming house in Montreal in 1980, a woman tries to imagine a new life for herself: a life after a passionate affair with a man while falling for a woman, a life that makes sense after her deep involvement in far left politics during the turbulent seventies of Quebec, a life whose form she knows can only be grasped as she speaks it. A new, revised edition of a seminal work of edgy, experimental feminism. With a foreword by Eileen Myles.


"Heroine is more a work of reading than of writing, it is all studio, by which I mean it’s something fabulously risky and alive. It’s literature and the possibility of it." -Eileen Myles, The Paris Review

"Heroine sounds like Montreal, mingling French and English, often in the same sentence, the same breath. The city vibrates in these pages, as Gail immerses us in the Plateau of the seventies." - Montreal Review of Books

"Heroine is a daring, sensual, important book. It’s wild, sometimes raw, sexual, solitary. A literary gem. A feminist classic." -Melissa Bull, Maisonneuve

"The prose is photographically precise and masterfully cadenced, but its construction is so light and fluid that it almost resembles free association." -Lettres Québécoises

"The texture of Heroine — dense with the images, smells, and sounds of the city — is the texture of the world absorbed through all the pores of a woman's body." -The Village Voice