D’enfers et d’enfants offers five tableaux of the human soul in the form of gripping stories. One man meets a young girl playing the organ under the ice of a frozen river and revisits her past. Another gradually sinks into a paranoid, conspiratorial rumination that will lead him to the worst. A couple is torn apart by their child’s gender identity. A tormented son confesses his crimes at his mother’s grave. A bullied boy becomes the little dog he dreamed of owning.
A nagging question runs through these texts: Why do childhood and hell happen to share the same season?
In this collection of fiction about men and women caught up in chilling situations, Larry Tremblay takes a nonjudgmental look at contemporary distress and universal abysses. His writing is as close as possible to the subterranean tremors of the body.