Gail Scott Launches Heroine with host Geneviève Robichaud

The Montreal launch of the reissue of Gail Scott’s Heroine, hosted by Geneviève Robichaud, and a Q&A with Gail Scott.

At Librairie Drawn & Quarterly. More info here & below.

A classic feminist novel, resonating in a world of increasing radicalization, featuring a new foreword by Eileen Myles. It’s October, 1980, the 10th anniversary of the October Crisis, when a radical Quebec group’s actions led to the invocation of the War Measures Act. In a bathtub in a rooming house in Montreal in 1980, a woman tries to imagine a new life for herself: a life after a passionate affair with a man while falling for a woman, a life that makes sense after her deep involvement in far left politics during the turbulent ?70s of Quebec, a life whose form she knows can only be grasped as she speaks it. A new, revised edition of a seminal work of edgy, experimental feminism. With a foreword by Eileen Myles.

GAIL SCOTT is an experimental novelist. The Obituary (New York, Nightboat, 2012; Coach House: 2010), a ghost story set in a Montréal triplex, was a 2011 finalist for Le Grand Prix du Livre de la Ville de Montréal. Other novels include My Paris (Dalkey Archive), about a sad diarist in conversation with Gertrude Stein and Walter Benjamin in late 20th Paris, Main Brides and Heroine.Spare Parts Plus 2 is a collection of stories and manifestoes. Essays are collected in Spaces Like Stairs and la théorie, un dimanche. (translated as Sunday Theory from Belladonna, NY, 2013). Scott’s translation of Michael Delisle’s Le Déasarroi du matelot was shortlisted for the Governor General’s award [2001]. Scott co-founded the critical French-language journal Spirale(Montréal), and is co-editor of the New Narrative anthology: Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative (Toronto: Coach House, 2004). She is currently completing a memoir based in Lower Manhattan during the early Obama years.