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Am I Disturbing You? (1998) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

This is the story of Édouard, Stéphane, and the spirited girl they find alone and apparently lost in Paris. When the two men offer the young Quebec girl shelter for the night, their lives are profoundly and irrevocably changed.

Stéphane falls quickly for Delphine, but Édouard, a man without expectations who hides from the world in a life of mediocrity and whose only desire is to live and die quietly, is slower to accept her. He is disturbed by Delphine's abrupt arrival in his life, her strange accent, her excessive passion. Then, just as he opens himself to her exuberance and vulnerability, he is torn violently from her and left to unravel the mysteries of her sudden presence and absence.

Anne Hébert's fifth novel in translation (originally published under the title Est-ce que je te dérange?) springs from a place between dream and reality, and offers a disturbing look into the workings of fascination and obsession. Tortured love, broken childhoods, and the forces of nature and death are woven into this extraordinary, poetic tale from one of Canada's most important writers.

Original title: Est-ce que je te dérange?
Original languages: French


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTragedy And Loss
FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives
FictionGeneral FictionUrban / Big City Life

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Collected Later Novels (2003) [Omnibus Volume]
      Author: Anne Hébert

Edition #1: Am I Disturbing You?

Am I Disturbing You? (1999)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Sheila Fischman
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Am I Disturbing You? (1999)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto, Ontario
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
ISBN: 9780887846403
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8.4 x 0.4 in
Pages: 96

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