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GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARD

JACQUES-BROSSARD PRIZE FOR SCIENCE-FICTION AND THE FANTASY

AURORA / BOREAL AWARD - BEST ROMAN 2018

ARLETTE-COUSTURE AWARD OF THE GRANDS PRIX DU LIVRE DE LA MONTÉRÉGIE

FINALIST - PRIX DES COLLÉGIENS 2019

FINALIST - 2019 IMAGINARY HORIZONS AWARD

FINALIST - COMBAT NATIONAL DES LIVRES - RADIO-CANADA 2019

FIRST SELECTION: PRIX DES LIBRAIRES

Coup de coeur Renaud-Bray

Selection of outstanding books for summer 2018 Radio-Canada

Quebec's Top 10 Plus on est de fous, plus on lit!
The 10 Quebec novels of 2017 from La Presse
The Top 100 of the best Quebec books of the year 2017 according to Les libraires

Our 20 favorite covers of 2017 Booksellers

Top 5 Literature of the imagination 2017 from the journal Lettres Québécoises

Bookstore Billy Robinson's 2017 novels list. Cochaux show CFLX 95.5

Booksellers advise: January 2018

The book of the weekend Avenues.ca

ECHOES

“This is truly an amazing book that can be enjoyed by anyone.”

★★★★ 1/2

The Girly Book Club

"Georges' prose is concise and poetic, and her emotional register is precise"

Winnipeg Free Press

 

“A thought-provoking meditation on our relationships with images and digital life.”

Kirkus Reviews

"An exhilarating and prescient ride through a woman's lifelong drive toward disembodiment"

Publishers Weekly

"An unusual tale of healing and rebirth"

Asymptote

"Ontologically alienating"

Quill and Quire

 

“A sublime and intimate futuristic novel about real and virtual filiations. The quintessence - until now - of the work of Karoline Georges. "

★★★★

Ariane Gélinas, Quebec Letters

“Between humanity and fantasized reality, this novel opens up perspectives that question the intimate as well as the desire for transcendence specific to each individual. These confessions on family and social relationships, on our obsessions and our cracks, the breaking down of the borders between the real and the imagined that animates the character, his imperative need to recognize himself as she is, all these elements at the periphery of each other lead us to the center of a poetic quest, that, distraught, to want to exist. "

Isabelle Beaulieu, The booksellers

In this singular story dedicated to the mother, the narrator creates an avatar to counter her sickness. Karoline Georges succeeds in combining the real and the virtual around the complexity of family ties. The author approaches solitude and the representation of the body with astonishing lucidity. Synthesis transcends genres in intelligent and effective prose. ”

Martine Batanian, Carole David, André Girard, Governor General's Literary Award Peer Review Committee

“True to its title, the novel operates a large number of syntheses: between real and virtual, past and future, life and death, composition and decomposition, human and non-human, between Darwin's Origin of Species and the Voyager space probe 1, and one would almost dare to say between novel and essay, so much of Synthesis offers a rich philosophical reflection. I was talking about Voyager 1: it is this trip to which the author invites us, personal, imaginative and rooted in her time, which makes her an essential book. ”

Philippe St-Germain, presentation at the Jacques-Brossard Prize ceremony

“If you have not yet tasted Karoline Georges' medicine, you absolutely have to dive into her latest novel De Synthesis. Carried by incandescent writing and a daring female character, this novel published by Alto tackles otherness with a beautiful and rare sagacity! "

Olivier Boisvert, The booksellers

“In his new book, De Synthesis, his quest for the sublime reaches a climax, mixing the intimate story with the parallel existence of the virtual world. Because this novel is a magnificent mausoleum dedicated to his mother, who takes us beyond death. A promise of eternity. ”

Chantal Guy, The Press

“Here is an intoxicating, enigmatic and
deeply disturbing! A brilliant book on the relationship to art, the body and today's technologies which confirms that images do indeed have a power of seduction. "

Dominique Janelle, Le vive / L'Express

“Synthesis plays with matter and transparency, with bodies and ideals, with the concrete and the abstract; if Karoline George speaks of the times in which we live, she is careful not to fall into polarizing speeches on the facticity of the virtual world, for example. And that's good."

Caroline R. Paquette, The book review from here - ANEL

“Karoline Georges has a particular, singular and confusing pen. With this title, halfway between the contemporary novel and science fiction, she is at the top of her art. An atypical and impactful reading that lasts a long time. ”

Billy Robinson, La Presse +

“A lucid and provocative novel. Karoline Georges brilliantly dissects our fascination for screens, for conversations in the form of emoticons, for beauty without harshness, for eternal survival. "

Josée Boileau, Journal de Montréal

"[Karoline Georges writes] excellent books and this new novel, De Synthesis, is very successful."

Marie-Louise Arsenault, The more the merrier, the more we read !, Radio-Canada

"A very beautiful book on mourning, the body and filiation."

Catherine Thériault, Les libraires review

"A lucid novel which opens the doors of conscience"

Urban Bible

"A fascinating and unsettling work."

The Cultural Factory

Synthesis , unclassifiable book, turns out all the same to be the most successful of Karoline Georges; it is that she infuses it with a just and touching sensitivity in order to narrate her story which asks questions in an intelligent way and which destabilizes as much as it makes its reader grow. "
Victor Caron-Veilleux , Booksellers advise

 

"With Synthesis, Karoline Georges delivers a dark fable about the seductive power of images."

Christian Desmeules, Le Devoir

“Synthesis is a relevant reflection on the obsession with the image, which for ages has been circulating again and again in society. "

Caroline Côté-Blais, Impact Campus

“A very sensitive text. A beautiful reflection. Probably his most mature novel. "

Téléjournal Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

“The author indulges in a very intimate novel with sometimes overwhelming passages. "

Anne-Marie Aubin, Mobiles

“Synthesis is an intimate foray into the virtual world, an introspective vision of avatars, a back and forth between the real and virtual world, which is in no way artificial. Despite her escape into the pixels, the narrator remains a real being. whose suffering is just as much and whose quest remains touching throughout the novel. "

Françoise Genest, Avenues.ca

“Synthesis is a particularly brilliant and relevant reflection on our time and the cult of the image. […] It's been a long time since I read a novel that is so shocking as that, which tackles vital questions with such intelligence. Must read. ”

Yvon Paré, Literature of Quebec

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