By France Daigle
Translated by way of Robert Majzels.
Just positive is a touching and sometimes hilarious novel that strains the mishaps and misadventures of a conflicted agoraphobe: a girl psychologically constrained to a lifestyles interior yet spiritually vulnerable to wander the meadows, roads, and neighborhood past the home and river of her formative years. Her fight assumes ancient proportions while her acquaintances within the small city of Dieppe start to dream in their personal escapes from the insular, predictable cadences of lifestyles in Acadia: Camil adjustments his identify; Terry embarks on a voyage of discovery; Carmen experiences unique river deltas; Elizabeth searches for a transcendent love; and the girl on the heart of all of it, the agoraphobe, desires of traveling to Paris and telling her tale to a French tv megastar. The process their endeavors, just like the river that dominates Dieppe, twists and turns, and playfully finds a panorama of wonderment and new beginnings. In its wonderful university of river lore, paintings background, astrology, and mythology France Daigle's wealthy and witty novel trips past the cultural, mental, and literary bounds during which its characters stay and leads us to the place historical past, delusion, and reminiscence collide.