By Stéphanie Lapointe and Delphie Côté-Lacroix
Quai no 5, Les Éditions XYZ; distributed by Distribution HMH
The day where the gray whale with a scar on its dorsal fin snatches his son, Jack, a fisherman, embarks on an exciting adventure to find him. Jack would do anything to get his son back, even if it means losing… his soul.
“This timeless tale is a deep dive into the heart of the human spirit, with encounters with solitude, loss and hope along the way. As time goes by, words and imagery are laid out across the pages, reflecting one man’s isolation before his quest. From start to finish, the illustrations and text drift together in harmony toward a touching and unpredictable dénouement. A contemporary tale to be read aloud!”
Peer assessment committee: Nahid Kazemi, Diane Carmel Léger, François Thisdale
Stéphanie Lapointe first became known on the Quebec cultural scene as a singer and actor. She is currently working on adapting the first book in her Fanny Cloutier series for young readers, published by Les Malins, for the big screen. Her first graphic novel, Grand-père et la lune (Quai no 5), won the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award in the Illustrated Books category. Stéphanie Lapointe lives in Montréal.
Delphie Côté-Lacroix is an illustrator, graphic designer and motion designer who is passionate about creating visuals. Jack et le temps perdu is the second book she has illustrated. The first, Florence et Léon (Québec Amérique) was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards in 2016. Delphie Côté-Lacroix lives in Montréal.