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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User Review  - Booktrovert - LibraryThing

this is an interesting look at an odd group of neighbours in Montreal, during WWII. Tremblay is very astute - his poignant and powerful commentary on social, gender, religious and political issues has ... Read full review

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The story covers the lives of various residents of la rue Mont-Royal over the course of one day - the second day of May in 1942. An interesting neighborhood that includes 7 pregnant women, one of them ... Read full review


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

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