Small Souls Under Siege

A collection of short stories translated from the French Petites âmes sous ultimatum by Anne Dandurand

Broken families, unwanted children, lovesick women, poverty-stricken poets, all the invisible and ignored small souls living in the unswept corners of the city — brothels, reform schools, the washrooms of the bus depot, unheated hovels, underground parking, subway stations: these are the characters and locations of the ten stories in this collection. And yet, Dandurand's characters are not victims: under siege, they resist with all the cunning and cruelty they can muster, deploying an encyclopedia of strategies including finally the power of a well-turned phrase.

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