Little Beast (Paperback)

By Julie DeMers, Rhonda Mullins (Translator)

Coach House Books, 9781552453667, 148pp.

Publication Date: May 22, 2018

List Price: 14.95*
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It's 1944, and a little village in rural Quebec sits quietly beside an aging mountain and an angry river. The air tastes of kelp, and the wind keeps knocking over the cross. Beside that river an eleven-year-old girl lives with her parents. Her mother is very sad, and her father has vanished because he can't bear to look at his own daughter. You see, this little girl has suddenly sprouted a full beard.

And so her mother has shut the curtains and locked the girl inside to keep her safe from the townspeople, the Boots, who think there's something wrong with a bearded little girl. And when they come for her, she escapes into the wintry night...

About the Author

Julie Demers lives in Montreal. This is her first novel. Rhonda Mullins won the Governor General's Award for Translation and has translated many French novels into English.