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Tatouine / Jean-Christophe Réhel ; translated by Kathering Hastings & Peter McCambridge.

Available copies

  • 6 of 9 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Terrace Public Library.

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0 current holds with 9 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Terrace Public Library REH (Text) 35151001116276 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781771862288 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 234 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Montréal, Québec : QC Fiction, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published under the title Ce qu'on respire sur Tatouine by Del Busso éditeur, 2018 (Montréal, Québec)
Summary, etc.:
It's a long way from a basement apartment in a Montreal suburb to a new life on a fictional planet, but that's the destination our unnamed narrator has set his sights on, bringing readers with him on an off-beat and often hilarious journey. Along the way, he writes poems, buys groceries at the dollar store, and earns minimum wage at a dead-end supermarket job. But not to worry he is John McClane, he is the ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi (with a bacteria he's never heard of), he is Justin Timberlake... Meryl Streep... a grumpy George Clooney... In between treatments for his cystic fibrosis and the constant drip-drip-drip of disappointment, he dreams of a new life on Tatouine, where he'll play Super Mario Bros and make sand angels all day. But in the meantime, he'll have to make do with daydreams. Daydreams of normality, daydreams of surreal little catastrophes, daydreams of a better life. On Tatouine.
Subject: Cystic fibrosis > Patients > Fiction.
Loneliness > Fiction.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder > Fiction.
Poets > Fiction.
Young men > Fiction.
Québec (Province) > Fiction.
Genre/Form: Psychological fiction.
Topic Heading: Canada Reads 2021 longlist

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