Zora, a Cruel Tale

Zora, a Cruel Tale

by Philippe Arseneault

Translated by Fred A. Reed and David Homel

Published by: Talonbooks

392 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781772011753
  • Published: September 2017


A Gothic tale of the macabre, with strong accents of cruelty, about the adventures of an irrepressible young woman named Zora Korteniemi, who combines traits of Pollyanna with those of the Marquis de Sade. Set in the fictional state of Karelia, on the murky border between Finland and Russia in the days of horseback and hearth fires, this magical novel won the 2013 Robert-Cliche Prize.

Philippe Arseneault is a Quebec writer of unparalleled erudition and humor.

Fred A. Reed is one of Canada's most celebrated literary translators.

David Homel is an award-winning author and translator.