On Thursday 9 May 2018 The High Commission of Canada based at Canada House in London hosted the book launch of Roxanne Bouchard’s book We are The Salt of The Earth which is published by Orenda Books. It is the first English translation of the novel. Her English translator David Warriner was also present and gave a reading from the book.
Author Roxanne Bouchard was interviewed by journalist Kathy Guest about We are The Salt of The Earth with the topics ranging from the fishing community and the people there. How she did her research and the various themes that could be found in the novel. Roxanne Bouchard also read from the book inFrench.
It was a brilliant launch with a vast number of people in attendance. Not only were those in attendance treated to an interesting conversation between the author and Katy Guest but copies of the book were also given away to those who were there.
Congratulations to Orenda Books for having such a wonderful book launch in such a special place.
We are The Salt of The Earth by Roxanne Bouchard Published by Orenda Books (Translated by David Warriner)
As Montrealer Catherine Day sets foot in a remote fishing village and starts asking around about her birth mother, the body of a woman dredges up in a fisherman's nets. Not just any woman, though: Marie Garant, an elusive, nomadic sailor and unbridled beauty who once tied many a man's heart in knots. Detective Sergeant Joaquin Morales, newly drafted to the area from the suburbs of Montreal, barely has time to unpack his suitcase before he's thrown into the deep end of the investigation. On Quebec's outlying Gaspe Peninsula, the truth can be slippery, especially down on the fishermen's wharves. Interviews drift into idle chit-chat, evidence floats off with the tide and the truth lingers in murky waters. It's enough to make DS Morales reach straight for a large whisky...