The Country Will Bring Us No Peace

Matthieu Simard

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Simon and Marie can’t seem to have a baby. They decide to flee the city for an idyllic village, where things, they tell themselves, must be better. But their new home is gloomy, threatening, tinged with tragedy – things have not been the same since the factory closed down and the broadcast antenna was erected. In the trees, no birds are singing, and people have started disappearing…

The Country Will Bring Us No Peace is celebrated Quebecois author Matthieu Simard’s first work to be translated into English and published in the UK; a strange and poignant novella exploring grief and its aftermath.

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Simon and Marie can’t seem to have a baby. They decide to flee the city for an idyllic village, where things, they tell themselves, must be better. But their new home is gloomy, threatening, tinged with tragedy – things have not been the same since the factory closed down and the broadcast antenna was erected. In the trees, no birds are singing, and people have started disappearing…

The Country Will Bring Us No Peace is celebrated Quebecois author Matthieu Simard’s first work to be translated into English and published in the UK; a strange and poignant novella exploring grief and its aftermath.

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