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Mad Shadows (1959) [Novel]
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A harrowing pathology of the soul, Mad Shadows centres on a family group: Patrice, the beautiful and narcissistic son; his ugly and malicious sister, Isabelle-Marie; and Louise, their vain and uncomprehending mother. These characters inhabit an amoral universe where beauty reflects no truth and love is an empty delusion. Each character is ultimately annihilated by their own obsessions.

Acclaimed and reviled when it exploded on the Quebec literary scene in 1959, Mad Shadows initiated a new era in Quebec fiction.

Original title: La Belle BÍte
Original languages: French


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionRural & Small Town Life
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Mad Shadows

Mad Shadows (1960)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Merloyd Lawrence
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Mad Shadows (August 2008)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto, ON
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 9780771093524
Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.8 x 0.3 in
Pages: 135
Notes: Afterword by Daphne Marlatt

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Mad Shadows (1990)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 9780771098673
Pages: 128

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