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Marilyne Fortin

In writing her master’s thesis in history Marilyne Fortin discovered De Humani Corporis Fabrica(1543), an innovative anatomical treaty that was decisive for its time, mainly thanks to the magnificent illustrations that accompanied it. Fascinated by the mystery surrounding the unknown artist behind this great work, the author has cleverly combined reality and fiction to create her special first novel, La Fabrica, which has gained critical and commercial success in Canada, where it has been published by Québec Amérique. Reviews have described it as “a role-model historical novel”, “solid”, “captivating”, “heart-pounding” “original” and “difficult to let go of”. Also “a big coup” that “reads just like The Perfume.”