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  - Lauren Collister - Goodreads

The prose in this book was thick and full of fantastic descriptions. I felt like I was part of the neighborhood, dropped in like a familiar visitor to these families, and with the same sense of ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Colette Connors - Goodreads

Absolutely loved this book !reminded me of my French Canadian grandmother . Living in Quebec ,I hear joual all the time ,so it was quite easy to understand when I read it in French . Read full review


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Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, Laval University Hospital Center, Quebec, Canada.

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