by Ariane Lessard
  • debut
  • from-quebec
  • literary
  • women-s

A first novel that marks the arrival of a powerful feminist voice Feue is a dizzying spiral that unfurls around a broken family. There is the enigmatic Virginia, her mother who has possibly disappeared, her sister Laura and her dipsomaniac father, as well as village characters in the wings, busy with shady business dealings. In this multi-voice work of fiction, Ariane Lessard offers a first novel with a disconcerting narrative. Her powerful writing reveals the violence and fragility that lay in people’s hearts.

Hypnotized, readers bear witness to the shudderings of this isolated community, twisted by its own laws and desire for vengeance and liberty.


Ariane Lessard, author

Ariane Lessard was born in Lévis before becoming Miss St-Sauveur (AKA a “duchess”) in Québec City. Ex-member of the disbanded collective Exond&, where she married poetry and performance, she is also a blogger and holds a Master’s in Literature. Feue is her first novel. She now lives in Montréal.


  • "Feue" proclame un appel à se serrer les coudes et à une nécessaire sororité. - Dominic Tardif, Le Devoir Link to review
  • Un premier roman remarquable. - Caroline Fortin, Châtelaine
  • "Feue" c'est l'émergence d'une voix féministe forte, inspirée, et diablement pénétrante. - Mission encore noire Link to review

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Groupe d'édition la courte échelle

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rights available: World

Additional Information

age range: Adult

publication date: 09/05/2018

Original language of pub: Français | French

Materials Available: finished book