Robert Lalonde
Translated by Jean-Paul Murray


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Iotékha', which means “he burns” in the Mohawk language, is the journal of a feverish traveler who is torn between the pains and passions of life, who reveals his hopes and despairs, tirelessly seeking illuminations. Iotékha' is a book about things barely glimpsed, tobacco smoke, imaginary doomsdays, amazing yet ordinary people and fires that call us in the distance…

“A book of remarkable subtlety and exceptional quality… The reader can’t help but be moved and transformed. Once again, Robert Lalonde is a magician.”
~ Yvon Paré, Lettres québécoises

“Pages of incredible beauty and great poignancy… An extraordinary and magnificent book.”
~ Chantal Jolis, Radio-Canada

A star of film, stage and television, as well as a playwright and translator, Robert Lalonde is one of Quebec’s leading novelists. The author of over 20 books, his first novel, La belle épouvante, won the 1981 Robert Cliche Prize, while his Le Petit aigle à tête blanche won the 1994 Governor General’s Award for French Fiction, as well as the 1995 Prix France-Québec. Born in Oka, Quebec, in 1947, he studied at the Séminaire Sainte-Thérèse and Montreal’s Conservatoire national d’art dramatique. An Officer of the Order of Canada and a member of l’Académie des lettres du Québec, he has been writer in residence at McGill University and has taught creative writing and drama at several colleges and universities. His previous books published in translation by Ekstasis Editions include The Ogre of Grand Remous, The Devil Incarnate, One Beautiful Day to Come, The Whole Wide World, Seven Lakes Further North, The Last Indian Summer, What Will I Become Until I Die?, Little Eagle with a White Head, The Heart Is What Dies Last, The World on the Side of a Trout and The Little Thief.

ISBN 978-1-77171-366-5
111 pages
5.5 x 8.5
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