Canada (romans), Canada français (romans), Auteurs canadiens (romans)
A harrowing pathology of the soul centering 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. The characters are ultimately annihilated by their own obsessions. Original French edition published in 1959. 1990. Uniform title: Belle bête.