The moving and very talented Montreal writer Catherine Mavrikakis recalls the memory of her recently deceased mother in her new novel, Absent from all bouquets. True literary conversation to mourn and evoke memories – both good and bad – this tribute story is a call to better times, to a rebirth, to a garden that will bloom again.
Catherine Mavrikakis pays homage to her mother, whom she had already spoken about in her previous novel, Annex. This time, she comes back to it, juxtaposing her memories with a fascinating botanical universe.
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