Firebrands

Marc Ménard

Peter McCambridge

April 2022

COMING APRIL 2022!

Philippe is a man of routine. He has a job, a wife, two kids, and an uneventful life in the suburbs of Montreal. His days as a student chasing neo-Nazis across Europe feels like a lifetime ago. Until Robert, a ghost from the past, turns up on his doorstep. A dangerous band of white supremacists is on the rise and Robert needs his help.

But what is the real danger––and how far is Philippe prepared to go?


 

Marc Ménard was born in Montreal, where he still lives today. Firebrands is his second novel, and his first to be published in English.

Originally from Ireland, Peter McCambridge holds a BA in modern languages from Cambridge University, England, and has lived in Quebec City since 2003. He runs Québec Reads and QC Fiction. His translations have been World Literature Today Notable Translations, longlisted for Canada Reads, and finalists for the Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Translation.

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$24.95 | ISBN: 9781773901053

Format: Trade paper

Size: 8 x 5 in.

Pages: 200

What they say
High praise!

“The story is very well put together, the writing is lively and precise—Marc Ménard has verve—and the characters are believable.”
––Michel Bélair, Le Devoir

“Somewhere between a coming-of-age story, a political suspense, and a piece of psychological fiction, Brasiers [Firebrands], the second novel by Québec author Marc Ménard, scoops us up in its clutches, the same clutches that encircle the main character, Philippe, the anti-hero of this dark and captivating novel.”
––Iris Gagnon-Paradis, La Presse+

“Marc Ménard’s Brasiers [Firebrands] is a novel that offers something different among the current crop of Quebec novels. It’s a thriller, but totally unlike the always popular crime novels. It’s about politics, but the politics of the extremes, which we hear little about in Quebec. The novel’s interest lies in the blend of realism and naivety it gives off. Extremist attempts to destabilize can seem exaggerated, but they do exist, as Europe knows first hand. By working them into the life of an unremarkable Quebecer, the author opens our eyes to a world as wild as it is little known.”
––Josée Boileau, Journal de Montréal

“Marc Menard leads us off on a wild ride, featuring well-rounded characters, revenge, violence, hatred, the extreme right, and more. Elements that help us understand the dark rise of neo-Nazism in Europe in the late ’80s. A well-written, captivating story.”
––Martine, blog, Les Milles et une pages

“Skillfully put together. The author keeps us on tenterhooks from start to finish.”
––Louis Gosselin, Cochaux Show

“Marc Ménard puts together a suspenseful thriller, driven by some frenzied writing and words that fall with the click of metal.”
––Éric Chouan, Mission encre noire

"Nicely executed, well-constructed, with a gripping plot. Relentless."
––Marie-Andrée Lamontagne, Parking Nomade


 
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