Bonbons Assortis

Bonbons Assortis

Assorted Candies

Book - 2006
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Bonbons Assortis / Assorted Candies is Michel Tremblay's fourth (and he says last) book of autobiographical narratives inspired by his childhood and youth. Like the previous three volumes, which celebrate the books, plays and films that shaped his imagination and writing life, this collection of eight delightful stories takes us back to Tremblay's formative years in Montreal's Plateau Mont-Royal, offering the reader poignant and joyful childhood memories as varied as the assorted candies his mother hoarded under her bed, to be shared only on the most festive or dramatic of family occasions.

Here we get to see the world through the eyes of young Michel, who is often discovered observing the other nine members of the bustling household on Fabre Street from his hiding place under the dining-room table. His mother, Nana (immortalized in the play For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again ), dominates these memories; but the tender, cherished moments shared with his father, along with his prickly paternal grandmother and irascible aunt (who inspired his unforgettable character Albertine), also profoundly shape this child's view of the world. Neighbours, from whom the family haplessly tries to hide their poverty with dignity, brothers and an uncle (who, telephoning from the local tavern, claims to be Santa calling from the North Pole), complete the richand colourful cast of characters in this exquisite remembrance of childhood past.
Publisher: Vancouver : Talonbooks, c2006
ISBN: 9780889225411
0889225419
Branch Call Number: 819.254 Tremb 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 155 p
Additional Contributors: Gaboriau, Linda
Alternative Title: Assorted candies

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Jan 15, 2010

See Michel Tremblay at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival on Thurs. Aug. 12, 2010. Part of the Celebrated Writers Series. www.stratfordshakespearefestival.com/celebratedwriters

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