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Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette

  • Original Title: JE VOUDRAIS QU'ON M'EFFACE
  • Publication date: September 2010
  • Publisher: EDITIONS HURTUBISE
  • Country: CA
  • 184 print pages
  • Drama

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  • Epoch: Contemporary
  • Time Period: 21th century
  • Location setting: Canada
  • Themes: FAMILY, Dysfunctional family, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Poverty, CHARACTERS, Child, Childhood, Violence, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Social relations, PEOPLE facing life, Resilience, Exclusion, Inner-city violence

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The destinies of three 12-year-olds coming from dysfunctional families, which intertwine because they live in the same neighbourhood. One is the daughter of a prostitute, another one is raised by an alcoholic mother, while the boy lives with his father, who hits rock bottom when he is fired.

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Shortlisted for the Prix des Libraires - Quebec 2011

Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette is an awarded Canadian writer and filmmaker.

Summary

The destinies of three 12-year-olds coming from dysfunctional families, which intertwine because they live in the same neighbourhood. One is the daughter of a prostitute, another one is raised by an alcoholic mother, while the boy lives with his father, a boxer, who hits rock bottom when he is fired from his job.

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