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Not Everybody Lives the Same Way: A Novel (Hardcover)

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By Jean-Paul Dubois, David Homel (Translated by)
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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER AND WINNER OF THE PRIX GONCOURT FOR FICTION
 
Paul Hansen is in prison. He’s been in this prison on the outskirts of Montreal for a couple of years now, sharing a cell with a murderous Hells Angel who often reminds Paul that he could kill him at any moment. What did Paul do to end up here? And why does he jeopardize his life and release by refusing to show remorse?
 
Before prison, there were his parents. There were his friends at the Excelsior, the luxury apartment complex where Paul worked as caretaker as well as restorer of souls and comforter of the afflicted. And there was his partner, Winona, an intrepid seaplane pilot, and their beloved dog, Nouk. Many of those closest to him are gone now, but Paul still talks to them; they appear in his dreams and as ghosts in his cell.
 
From France in the sixties to the asbestos mines of Québec, from the sand dunes of the peninsula where the Baltic connects to the North Sea to the wild lakes and mountains of Canada, Jean-Paul Dubois’s extraordinary novel and winner of the Prix Goncourt Not Everybody Lives the Same Way, follows this man, Paul Hansen, as he reviews his life. A life of equilibrium, it has given Paul both tragedy and gifts––that is, until the moment when fate presents him with someone capable of breaking his balance. Not Everybody Lives the Same Way is a powerfully original and unusual novel. Masterfully translated by David Homel and brilliantly animated by Jean-Paul Dubois’s keen feeling for humanity and intense revolt against all forms of injustice, it asks the question: What does it takes to live a dignified life?

About the Author


Jean-Paul Dubois is a French journalist and prize-winning author of 22 books. He was awarded the Prix Femina as well as the Prix du Roman Fnac for Une Vie Francaise (L’Olivier, 2004). Not Everybody Lives the Same Way, winner of the 2019 Prix Goncourt, has been sold in more than 20 countries.

Praise For…


“Engaging”
— Publishers Weekly
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419752223
ISBN-10: 1419752227
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication Date: March 29th, 2022
Pages: 240
Language: English