The Fat Woman Next Door Is Pregnant

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The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant (originally published in French as La grosse femme d'à côté est enceinte, and translated into English by Sheila Fischman in 1981) is a 1978 novel by Canadian author Michel Tremblay. The story takes play over the course of a single date, May 2, 1942, in the Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood of Montreal. It focuses on several working-class families as well as two prostitutes. It is known across the francophonie as one of the great Canadian pieces of French language literature, utilizing the unique Canadian dialect of French to express the issues of both the early and late twentieth century in Québec and abroad.

The work has strong feminist themes which ties into a pattern in Tremblay's work of focusing on the struggle of the every day woman.