An Appropriate Place: A Novel

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House of Anansi, 2002 - Fiction - 191 pages
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"In this final volume of The False Pretenses trilogy, Gabrielle Perron quits her job as minister of cultural affairs and retreats to the suburbs of Montreal, where she embarks on a journey of self-discovery and reconstruction. Gabrielle's search leads through the corridors of power in Ottawa and Quebec City, as well as on a moving trip through strife-torn Ethiopia, and finally to strange and deadly intersections with characters from Affairs of Art and Following the Summer, including the impressive but erratic poet and rabble-rouser Clothaire Lemelin. Though packed with action and incident, this novel is as much a commentary on the triumphs and self-deception of the political generation that refashioned Quebec as it is a dramatic story of one woman looking for her place within a disappointing world."
 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
15
Section 3
29
Section 4
45
Section 5
59
Section 6
73
Section 7
87
Section 8
101
Section 9
109
Section 10
125
Section 11
137
Section 12
153
Section 13
169
Section 14
183
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Lise Bissonnette was for many years the publisher of the highly influential Montreal newspaperLe Devoir, and the the chief executive officer of La Grande Bibliotheque du Quebec. Her novels and short fiction have been published to great acclaim in Quebec and English Canada,Following the Summerhaving been nominated for the Governor General's Award for translation. Lise Bissonnette lives in Montreal.

Sheila Fischman is an acclaimed translator of French literature. Her translations have been nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award, which she won in 1998.

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