Based on Davey’s eponymous 2019 film of the same title, i confess triangulates the lives and work of three writers: the American novelist and essayist James Baldwin, the Québécois revolutionary Pierre Vallières, and Ottawa-based political philosopher Dalie Giroux. With Baldwin’s 1962 novel Another Country as its point of departure, the narrative arrives at the work of each figure in succession, threading themes of race and poverty, language, and nationalism into Davey’s personal chronicle of the 1960s and 1970s–a turbulent period of Québécois history marked by separatism and violence, unresolved to this day. [Text excerpt from Dancing Foxes Press website]
The book is published on the occasion of the exhibition Moyra Davey: The Faithful at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (as of April 2020, postponed until further notice).
With texts by Moyra Davey, Dalie Giroux, Andrea Kunard
Published by the National Gallery of Canada and Dancing Foxes Press
Paperback, 17 × 24 cm
168 pages, 90 color illustrations + 1 folded insert