The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant

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Serpent's Tail, 1981 - Fiction - 204 pages
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1942, the first day of Spring, and all the women on Fabre Street are pregnant. As three knitting sisters - Rose, Violet, and Mauve - cast their curious eyes over the antics of the swelling women and their loved ones, so Montreal's most bizarre street comes to life. Its inhabitants include Josaphat-the-Violin who lights up the moon beneath which ladies of the night Betty Bird and Mercedes Benz patrol. There's courtesan Ti-Lou, owner of 108 pairs of shoes and the hearts of Canada's most powerful. There's Pit and Laura who eat every hour of the day. And there's the fat woman, pregnant with the author... Tender and memorable, both a love letter to his characters and an elegaic portrayal of the street where Michel Tremblay grew up. The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant is a beautifully crafted novel by one of Canada's most loved writers.

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Review: The Fat Woman Next Door Is Pregnant (Chroniques du Plateau Mont-Royal #1)

User Review  - Fred - Goodreads

A boring French soap opera about a pregnant woman's large extended family and the ghosts of three women next door. I've read other English translations of books from Quebec, they were good. I'm not ... Read full review

Review: The Fat Woman Next Door Is Pregnant (Chroniques du Plateau Mont-Royal #1)

User Review  - Jeanette - Goodreads

I found the first part of the book difficult to understand because Michel Tremblay does not use paragraphs or quotations marks in his writing. After I used a piece of paper to write down all of the ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
27
Section 3
38
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Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, Laval University Hospital Center, Quebec, Canada.

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