A yarn to rival the best of them, a big fat whopper of a tall tale that bounces around from provincial Rivière-du-Loup in 1919 to Nagasaki, 1990s Berlin, Rome, and beyond. This is the story of a century—long and glorious, stuffed full of parallels, repeating motifs, and unforgettable characters—with the passion and plotting of a modern-day Tosca.

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“If the Americans have John Irving and the Colombians Gabriel Garcia Marquez, we have Eric Dupont. And he’s every bit as good as them.” (Voir)

Winner, Prix des libraires du Québec

Winner, Prix des collégiens

Eric Dupont’s La Fiancée américaine*, at last available in English

*over 60,000 copies sold in Quebec alone