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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Coach House Books
Publication date March 8, 2006
Pages 206
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781552451724
ISBN-10 1552451720
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Published in Canada
Original list price $17.95
Summaries and Reviews
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First published in 1987, Nicole Brossard's classic novel returns to Coach House in a new edition. A seminal text in Canadian and feminist literature, Mauve Desert is a must-read for readers and writers alike.

This is both a single novel and three separate novels in one. In the first, Mauve Desert, fifteen-year-old Mélanie drives across the Arizona desert in a white Meteor chasing fear and desire, cutting loose from her mother and her mother's lover, Lorna, in their roadside Mauve Motel. In the second book, Maudes Laures reads Mauve Desert, becomes obsessed with it, and embarks on an extraordinary quest for its mysterious author, characters and meaning. The third book – Mauve, the horizon – is Laures's eventual translation of Mauve Desert. Like all good translations, it is both the same and revealingly different from the original.

Nicole Brossard's writing is agile and inventive; from moment to moment gripping, exhilarating and erotic. Her language drifts and swells like sand dunes in a desert, cresting and accumulating into a landscape that shifts like wind and words; she translates the practice of translation, the pulse of desire.



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With Susanne De Lotbiniere-Harwood (other contributor) | from Coach House Books (March 8, 2006)
9781552451724 | details & prices | 206 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $17.95
About: First published in 1987, Nicole Brossard's classic novel returns to Coach House in a new edition.
With Susanne De Lotbiniere-Harwood (other contributor) | from McClelland & Stewart Ltd (February 1, 1998)
9780771016851 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $14.99
About: Mauve Desert is both a single novel and three separate novels in one.
from Coach House Books (January 1, 1990)
9780889103894 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $14.95

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