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The Country Will Bring Us No Peace

The Country Will Bring Us No Peace

By Matthieu Simard
Translated by Pablo Strauss
Categories: Fiction
Paperback : 9781552453933, 128 pages, September 2019

A novel about silence, tinged with the fantastic, The Country Will Bring Us No Peace sneaks the brutality of grief into your imagination.

Overwhelmed by grief, Simon and Marie flee the city to make a new and better life in a sleepy country town. But the silence is eerie, and the town is gloomy, almost hostile -- things haven't been the same since the factory closed down and a broadcast antenna was erected. The sidewalks and playground are haunted by secrets that the few remaining townspeople won't reveal, and even the birds have stopped singing.

The Country Will Bring Us No Peace shows us, with grace and tenderness, the violence of grief, how it can consume a person, a marriage, a town.