Arsenic Mon Amour

Jean-Lou David & Gabrielle Izaguirré-Falardeau

Two young writers who grew up in the shadow of the huge chimneys of a copper refinery in Rouyn-Noranda speak out. They refuse to be lulled by the songs of gold that have silenced the people who built the city and enriched the foundry owners for decades. They subtly and poetically illustrate the love-hate relationship they maintain with the arsenic and “piles of slag and copper.” This passionate dialogue in French hit Quebec bookstores like a tornado and the English version will echo in company towns throughout North America.

Arsenic Mon Amour

Jean-Lou David & Gabrielle Izaguirré-Falardeau

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Baraka Books

Paperback: $9.95, ePUB: $7.99

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