Chemin Saint-Paul

While visiting to her mother in a psychiatric hospital, a woman recalls her father’s slow death a year earlier. Between the white room, where she endures her mother’s silence, and the blue room, where she sits with her father until he draws his last breath, Lise Tremblay recounts the lives of her parents. She describes their childhood on Chemin Saint-Paul, scarred by poverty and madness, and their adult lives, as both try to escape the wounds of the past. Jonathan Kaplansky’s sensitive translation of Chemin Saint-Paul is a poignant account of a middle-aged woman saying farewell to her aging parents, as author Lise Tremblay unravels her ties to the people who gave her life.

About The Author

Lise Tremblay, Author

Jonathan Kaplansky, Translator