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About the Book

Édouard LouisDévorés brings us in a dystopian world where food reserves and agricultural crops are ravaged by a new wasp-like insect species that operates until there is almost nothing left to eat but the last prey...human beings. Anyone who ventures outside during the day is doomed to a deadly destiny, and soon people compete against one another for the remaining commodities. But there is hope that an island on Lake Ontario could have escaped this disaster.

About the Author

Édouard LouisFrom Montréal, Québec, Canada, Charles-Étienne earned pursued arts and environmental studies at the University of Ottawa, in Ontario. After earning his bachelor's degree, he completed an internship in insect classification at the Linné Station in Sweden. He then started a master in insect ecology at the University of Guelph, also in Ontario, where he now lives. For Dévorés, his first novel, he used this background to draw illustrations for social media to promote the book, one of which is featured as the book’s cover art.

About the Boston Book Festival

Since 2009, the Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of Boston.


About the Cultural Services at the French Embassy

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. provide a platform for exchange and innovation between French and American artists, intellectuals, educators, students, the tech community, and the general public. Based in New York City, Washington D.C., and eight other cities across the US, the Cultural Services develop the cultural economy by focusing on six principal fields of action: the arts, literature, cinema, the digital sphere, French language and higher education.


About the Regroupement des Éditeurs Franco-Canadien

The French-Canadian Publishers Group known as the Regroupement des éditeurs franco-canadiens (REFC) includes 17 publishers from French-speaking Canada. The group has set its goals on letting the world know and learn about its publishers and authors who hail from various areas and backgrounds. In the USA, thanks to its partnership with the American wholesaler Ingram, the group has built a collection of 100 titles intended for teachers, librarians, and the general public.

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This event is co-presented with the Boston Book Festival and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. and made possible thanks in part to the Mosaïque Cultural Fund.

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