Routes secondaires

Routes secondaires

by Andrée A. Michaud
  • critically-acclaimed
  • french-from-quebec
  • from-quebec
  • literary
  • women-s
Who is Heather Thorne, this young woman with amnesia who no longer knows if she really exists or if she is just the twin of an unknown woman she met one day in October? And who is Andrée A. Michaud, this writer who wonders if she has usurped the place of a dead woman and if her real name is Heather, Heather Thorne? As she watches the seasons go by from her office window, the writer will try to determine what troubled past has spawned the young woman who haunts her and who threatens to draw her deep into the heart of a forest, where she will be devoured by her own story.


Andrée A. Michaud, author

Andrée A. Michaud is a two-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction (Le Ravissement in 2001 and Bondrée in 2014) and the recipient of the Arthur Ellis Award and the Prix Saint-Pacôme for best crime novel for Bondrée, as well as the 2006 Prix Ringuet for Mirror Lake (adapted for the big screen in 2013). As she has done since her very first novel, Michaud fashions an eminently personal work that never ceases to garner praise from critics and avid mystery readers alike.


  • As in her previous novels, she brings life to frozen lakes and springtime’s muddy thaw, and makes readers breathe in the scent of nature or an evening meal. She doesn’t tell a story. She embodies it. - Le Journal de Montréal Link to review

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Québec Amérique



rights sold: French (World), English (World)

rights available: World

Additional Information

number of pages: 248

publication date: 09/13/2017

Original language of pub: French

Materials Available: finished book