Tom and Charlie are living out what's left of their lives on their own terms in a remote forest, two pot growers their only connection to the outside world. But then two women arrive - a photographer on the trail of survivors of a decades-ago forest fire and an elderly escapee from a psychiatric institution - and everything changes.
Originally published in French, And the Birds Rained Down, the recipient of several prizes, is a haunting meditation on aging and self-determination.
An entire cast of performers was assembled to bring this hushed novel to rich audiobook life. Five distinct voices represent different characters, making perspective shifts easy to follow and compelling, arguably beyond what reading this book would accomplish. The novel is the first Canadian novel to win France’s prestigious Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie award.
A young, female photographer arrives in a remote Canadian forest in search of a long-missing person. She finds two old men, octogenarians, living out a dream of freedom, and an old woman living out the freedom of a dream. In short bursts of beautiful, contemplative prose, French-Canadian author Jocelyn Saucier offers the listener an interior journey informed by its exterior setting: light, shade, trees, cold, death...
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Magical and raw, compassionate and compelling
- Patricia Filteau