A time warp into the strange and painful life of men past, present, and future.
The second time Andrew sees his half-brother, Hugh, is at their father's funeral. Andrew has little interest in the father with whom he grew up, but Hugh, who looks like a country-rock star, is fascinated by the life and writings of the reclusive man he hardly knew. When Hugh finds a book in his father's study, a mysterious work by Rafael Estrada, he is certain that it holds the key to his identity.
A Song from Faraway takes readers from 19th-century Prince Edward Island to modern-day Iraq. An Irish-Acadian soldier carries his fiddle and folksong across the battlefields of the First World War. An orphan-turned-assassin pursues his target across the deserts of Mexico and Texas, using a novel as evidence for his location. Relationships are forged and broken, wars are fought, and trauma is handed down from father to son.
With whispers of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, A Song from Faraway pieces together "the stories that we tell about ourselves" in a picaresque novel of uncommon beauty and ferocity.
Deni Y. Béchard a grandi entre le Canada et les États-Unis. Il a traversé une quarantaine de pays, dont l’Irak et l’Afghanistan, comme reporter indépendant. Son premier roman, Vandal love ou Perdus en Amérique, a reçu le prix du Commonwealth du premier roman en 2007, en plus d’être finaliste au Prix du Grand public du Salon du livre de Montréal et sélectionné pour le Combat des livres de Radio-Canada.