Florence and Leon have never met. Florence is a swimming instructor. She has a small problem with her lungs: it’s as if she’s breathing through a straw. Leon is an insurance salesman. He has a small problem with his eyes: it’s as if he’s seeing the world through a straw. One day Florence and Leon bump into each other, literally, and this mishap turns their lives upside down. Over slushy drinks with proper straws, Florence and Leon find out how their differences make them alike.
Award-winning Quebecois author Simon Boulerice writes principally for the theater but has also published novels for adults and children as well as poetry collections. Florence & Léon (QuébecAmérique) was nominated for the 2016 Governor General’s Award for Children’s Illustration (French). At thirty-five years of age, Simon still does the splits at least once a day. He lives in Montréal, Quebec.
Delphie Côté-Lacroix is a multidisciplinary visual artist with a background in graphic design. She uses simple composition and a limited color palette to creates images that are delicate yet impactful. She lives and works out of Montréal, Quebec. For more information, visit www.delphiecotelacroix.com.