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The Resource Madame Victoria

Madame Victoria

Label
Madame Victoria
Title
Madame Victoria
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Leroux ; translated from the French by Lazer Lederhendler
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2001, a woman’s skeleton was found in the woods overlooking Montreal’s Royal Victoria Hospital. Despite an audit of the hospital’s patient records, a forensic reconstruction of the woman’s face, missing-person appeals, and DNA tests that revealed not only where she had lived, but how she ate, the woman was never identified. Assigned the name Madame Victoria, her remains were placed in a box in an evidence room and, eventually, forgotten.But not by Catherine Leroux, who constructs in her form-bending Madame Victoria twelve different histories for the unknown woman. Like musical variations repeating a theme, each Victoria meets her end only after Leroux resurrects her, replacing the anonymous circumstances of her death with a vivid re-imagining of her possible lives. And in doing so, Madame Victoria becomes much more than the story of one unknown and unnamed woman: it becomes a celebration of the lives and legacies of unknown women everywhere.By turns elegiac, playful, poignant, and tragic, Madame Victoria is an unforgettable book about the complexities of individual lives and the familiar ways in which they overlap
Member of
Summary
Remains of a woman are discovered in Montreal: who was this “Victoria” and why can she not be identified?
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
Character
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10741428
Cataloging source
BT
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1979-
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Leroux, Catherine
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1979-
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  • Lederhendler, Lazer
  • Leroux, Catherine
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True
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  • Literary Fiction
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Crime & Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Madame Victoria
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:LSA_547107
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781771962087
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Madame Victoria
Control code
BORROWBOX:LSA_547107
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781771962087
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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