Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review has reviewed Winter Child by Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau and translated by Susan Ouriou and Christelle Morelli, alongside a review of David Clerson’s Brothers (translated by Katia Grubisic):
Bordeleau’s semi-autobiographical, poetic depiction of a grieving Métis mother is at all times a reflective work. . . . The task of translating the lush craftings of a grieving mother is difficult, and Susan Ouriou and Christelle Morelli’s graceful work is praiseworthy. . . . These short works by Bordeleau and Clerson are recommended for university courses in contemporary Canadian literature, and to readers interested in poetic prose. The relational tethers, overfluxes, and allying interpersonal tensions are among the compelling aspects of the two books.