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Odalisque (Paperback)

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Therese is a fiercely independent prostitute of mixed race. Through her eyes, we witness the birth of modern Quebec in the heady days of Les Automatistes and their Refus global after World War II. Both participant and keen observer, she records her intimate relationships with clergy, trade-unionists, fellow sex workers, and artists. As she grows from orphan to apprentice to sage, we behold the evolution of an artist and a soul.

About the Author

Alfred DePew is the author of two previous books of fiction: The Melancholy of Departure, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award and A Wedding Song for Poorer People, an INDIEFAB Book of the Year finalist. He has taught at the University of Vermont, the University of New Hampshire, the Maine College of Art, the Salt Center for Documentary Studies, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. He currently serves on the faculty of the Center for Right Relationship. He lives in Vancouver, BC, where he maintains a private practice in leader development, spiritual direction, professional supervision, evolutionary astrology, and dream work. He may be reached through his website:

Product Details
ISBN: 9780991993987
ISBN-10: 0991993985
Publisher: Alfred DePew
Publication Date: August 9th, 2018
Pages: 118
Language: English