Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Nancy Huston in The Age

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Nancy Huston in The Age

Nancy Huston, author of Fault Lines,(McArthur & Company), was interviewed by the Australian newspaper The Age. Fault Lines is the winner of the 2006 Prix Femina.

Fault Lines
by Nancy Huston
McArthur & Company
326 pages

Sol is a gifted but also terrifying six year old; his mother believes he is destined for greatness. He has a birthmark, like his dad, his grandmother and great-grandmother. But when they all make an unexpected trip to Germany, terrible secrets emerge about their family’s story during World War II. Perhaps birthmarks are not all that has been passed down through this family.

With its domestic focus but epic scope, Fault Lines is a compelling, touching and often funny novel about four generations of children and their parents. From California to New York, from Haifa to Toronto and Munich, the secrets unwind back through time, the present haunted by the past, until we reach the devastating truth. Nancy Huston tells a riveting, vigorous tale, in which love, music and faith rage against the shape of evil. You’ll find Fault Lines, with its powerfully drawn characters, hard to put down.

A bestseller in France, where it won the prestigious Prix Femina in 2006, Fault Lines is currently being translated into eighteen languages.

Nancy Huston was born in Calgary, Alberta. Her previous books have won the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens, the Prix Elle (Quebec) and the Governor General’s Award. Her novel The Mark of the Angel was an international bestseller, which won the Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle, the Canadian Jewish Fiction Book Award, the Torgi Award and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize. Nancy Huston lives in Paris with her husband, the writer Tzvetan Todorov, and their two children

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