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The first quarter of the moon

It is June 20, 1952, a decade after the events described in The Fat Woman Next Door Is Pregnant, the first volume of Michel Tremblay's series of autobiographical fiction. The mystic, yet palpable instant of summer's arrival is experienced simultaneously by the fat woman's son (who is never named) and Marcel. These moving, profoundly different epiphanies of a transforming world, seen through the memories of the characters, set the stage for the action of the novel which takes place in the space of this single, evocative day. The fat woman's son experiences this moment as an episode of profound personal objectification - he sees himself as in a photo of that larger, inclusive moment. Marcel, on the other hand, literally seizes the moment, and stores it in his school bag as a physical thing.

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  • "1er quartier de la lune"
  • "Chroniques du plateau Mont-Royal"

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  • "Le roman commence "à la première seconde de l'été 52", et Marcel, le petit garçon de neuf ans qui en sera le héros, savoure avec délectation le début de cette saison pleine de promesses. Toute l'action du livre se déroule le 20 juin 1952 alors que, grimpé sur un toit de la rue Fabre, le fils de la grosse femme contemple le premier quartier de lune..."
  • "Le 20 juin 1952, sur la rue Fabre. Avec le fils de la grosse femme, âgé de neuf ans, et son cousin épileptique, de cinq ans son aîné. Beaucoup de choses qui arrivent le même jour: l'été et le malheur (lequel des deux enfants survivra jusqu'au monde adulte?). Un réalisme dont la composante principale est l'exactitude dans l'émotion. Un roman très réussi, quoique sur le "mode mineur" et avec des redites, qui clôt le premier cycle des Chroniques du Plateau Mont-Royal. [SDM]."
  • "It is June 20, 1952, a decade after the events described in The Fat Woman Next Door Is Pregnant, the first volume of Michel Tremblay's series of autobiographical fiction. The mystic, yet palpable instant of summer's arrival is experienced simultaneously by the fat woman's son (who is never named) and Marcel. These moving, profoundly different epiphanies of a transforming world, seen through the memories of the characters, set the stage for the action of the novel which takes place in the space of this single, evocative day. The fat woman's son experiences this moment as an episode of profound personal objectification - he sees himself as in a photo of that larger, inclusive moment. Marcel, on the other hand, literally seizes the moment, and stores it in his school bag as a physical thing."@en

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  • "Le premier quartier de la lune"
  • "The first quarter of the moon"
  • "The first quarter of the moon"@en
  • "Le premier quartier de la lune roman"
  • "Le premier quartier de la lune : roman"
  • "La premier quartier de la lune"