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Ampersand Fall 2016 Dewey Diva Picks Adult Books

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Métis Beach
By (author): Claudine Bourbonnais Translated by: Jacob Homel
9781459733510 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Literary North America Oct 29, 2016
$19.99 CAD
Active 5.5 x 8.5 x 1.21 in 448 pages Dundurn
 
Dewey Divas and the Dudes Fall 2016 Picks 2016, Commended
In America, not believing in God is anti-American, isn’t it?

At fifty years of age, Roman Carr, whose real name is Romain Carrier, has made it. His television series In Gad We Trust, a scathing satire of the United States and its relationship with God, is a huge hit. He is carving out an enviable place for himself in Hollywood, the end of a long, tortuous journey for the man who fled his Gaspé Peninsula village in murky circumstances back in 1962.

Both a coming-of-age story and a historical epic, Métis Beach is a chronicle of the great American Sixties. It recaptures the extraordinary liberation movements and social unrest that marked that era, and vividly conveys the irrepressible idealism that carried along a whole generation. It is a celebration of the supreme good that the United States hoped to achieve: the coming of everyone’s right to be free.

  • A story of a “secret Canadian” working in U.S. show business in the 1960s
  • Named for the real town of Métis Beach, Quebec
  • Echoes of Canadian personalities from Jack Kerouac to Alex Trebek
  • An engaging and lively read that’s perfect for the beach
  • With Quebec’s evolution and the upheavals that shook the United States as backdrop, the author has created a compelling story about love, friendship and betrayal
  • A novel about finding a way to survive the harm done to us, and, perhaps even more, the harm we have done to others

Claudine Bourbonnais has been a journalist in Montreal at Radio-Canada/CBC for over twenty years. Métis Beach is her first novel.

? Impressive … [A] comprehensive exploration of the large issues of the 60s. - Booklist (starred review)

Métis Beach is a masterful first novel. - Winnipeg Free Press

A deftly crafted and reader riveting read from cover to cover. - Midwest Book Review

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