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By Gail Scott
Categories: Fiction
Paperback : 9781552453919, 192 pages, October 2019
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770566064, 250 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

'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

'Heroine is a daring, sensual, important book. It’s wild, sometimes raw, sexual, solitary. A literary gem. A feminist classic'.

- Melissa Bull, Maisonneuve