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A harrowing pathology of the soul, Mad Shadows centres on a family group: Patrice, the beautiful and narcissistic son; his ugly and malicious sister, Isabelle-Marie; and Louise, their vain and uncomprehending mother. These characters inhabit an amoral universe where beauty reflects no truth and love is an empty delusion. Each character is ultimately annihilated by their own obsessions.

Acclaimed and reviled when it exploded on the Quebec literary scene in 1959, Mad Shadows initiated a new era in Quebec fiction.

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August 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Mad Shadows
Author(s): Marie-Claire Blais
ISBN: 0-7710-9352-7 / 978-0-7710-9352-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: New Canadian Library
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July 1990 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Mad Shadows
Author(s): Marie-Claire Blais
ISBN: 0-7710-9867-7 / 978-0-7710-9867-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: New Canadian Library
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January 1971 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Mad Shadows
Author(s): Marie-Claire Blais
ISBN: 0-7710-9178-8 / 978-0-7710-9178-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: New Canadian Library
Availability: Amazon CA