Nominated for the 2017 White Pine Award
Nominated for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award
In an unnamed and war-torn country, twin brothers Amed and Aziz live in the sanctuary of the family’s orange grove. But when a bomb comes from “the other side of the mountain” and kills their grandparents, their father must choose how best to avenge his parents’ death, with tragic and unforeseen consequences.
Morally complex and completely unforgettable, Larry Tremblay’s bestselling The Orange Grove offers up a tragic fable about the absurd logic of terrorism, the power of brotherly love, and the hope for peace in a broken world.
Praise for Orange Grove
“Readers will be uncomfortably stirred by this poignant novel about the haunting effects of war … This is a tale of the innumerable tragedies of war—bereavement, brainwashing, aftermath—told with the lyricism of an epic parable or fairytale, one the reader will not soon forget.”—Publishers Weekly
“A finely sculpted gem… Possibly the best novel to come from Quebec in 2013.”—Elle
“A fluid and disturbing fable… Subtle and extraordinary.”—La Presse
“An essential book.”—Chatelaine
Praise for Larry Tremblay
“Tremblay’s ability [is] not so much to weave a storyline as to unravel one with such finesse…”—Toronto Sun
“Tremblay’s magical language leads us through consumptive anguish, into surreal burlesque, onward to a fierce reality.”—Christopher Willard