I liked reading The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches by Canadian author Gaetan Soucy. This book, which is the author’s first novel, will dazzle you with its subject and characters. The author did a truly brilliant job for a first book. If you’re after an extraordinary book and don’t know what to read, this might be the book you’re looking for.
The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches will show its difference from the first pages with its narration. As the book progresses, you will grasp what actually happened in detail and, you will be surprised how such a story is told in such an exquisite way. This book tells the story of two siblings who were left alone after their father’s death. However, how they grew up and saw the world is the book’s main subject. The author has used the language so skillfully that you find yourself in the world of the characters. Moreover, you look at the world and everything through the eyes of the main character. Your hair smells of soil and rain; you think you are a boy even if you are a beautiful girl, and this world full of people surprises you. Enjoy!
The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches
Alone with their bullying father on a vast estate, a sister and brother speak a language and inhabit a universe of their own making. When the old man commits suicide, they are forced into contact with the villagers and their cloak of romance and superstition quickly falls away to reveal shocking truths. Balancing naivete with carnality, Soucy employs his signature playfulness, plot twists, and fascination with guilt, cruelty, and violence in a narrative tour de force where nothing is quite what it seems.”
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Soucy studied physics at Université de Montréal. Completed a master’s degree in philosophy, and studied Japanese language and literature at McGill University. Soucy has written four novels. His first two, L’Immaculée conception (translated as The Immaculate Conception by Lazer Lederhendler). And L’Acquittement (translated as Atonement by Sheila Fischman) are extraordinary, dark and baroque works.
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