Winner of the 2016 Grand Prix littéraire Archambault
Written with gritty humour in the form of a confession, Mama's Boy recounts the family drama of a young man who sets out in search of his mother after a childhood spent shuffling from one foster home to another. A bizarre character with a skewed view of the world, he leads the reader on a quest that is both tender and violent.
A runaway bestseller among French readers, Mama's Boy is the first book in a trilogy that took Quebec by storm, winning the 2016 Grand Prix littéraire Archambault, and selling more than twenty thousand copies. Now, thanks to translator JC Sutcliffe, English readers will have the opportunity to absorb this darkly funny and disturbing novel from one of Quebec's shining literary stars.
Praise for Mama's Boy:
Everyone must read this novel by David Goudreault. He is a slammer, a poet, and now an incredible novelist. —Kim Thuy
"A tour de force first novel: percussive, with vivid imagery, chiselled and rhythmic, a novel one will not easily forget." —Huffington Post
Now I've killed another person. I'm a serial killer. Sure, two people is hardly serial, but it's a good start. I'm still young. Who knows where opportunities might lead me? Opportunity makes the thief, or the murderer, or even the pastry chef. It's well documented.
Mama's Boy Behind Bars is the second book in David Goudreault's wildly successful and darkly funny Mama's Boy trilogy. Once again written with gritty humour in the form of a confession, Mama's Boy Behind Bars picks up where the first book in the series left off.
Mama's Boy finds himself in jail following a tender and violent search for his long lost mother. In an attempt to survive his incarceration, he sets out to make a name for himself in prison and is desperate to achieve his ambition of joining the ranks of the hardcore criminals. But things get wildly complicated when he falls in love with a prison guard. Can Mama's Boy juggle love and crime?
Praise for Mama's Boy Behind Bars:
"Another essential work for anyone who wants to clearly see the things our society would rather keep hidden, the things that so clearly reveal who we are." —info-culture.biz
"Mama's Boy Behind Bars is, without question, even better than Mama's Boy: delicious observations, hard-hitting humour, a majestic style, and a sense of rhythm that will make many more experienced authors envious." —Huffington Post Québec