An Appropriate Place: A Novel

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House of Anansi Press, 2002 - Fiction - 191 pages
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Full of the mordant wit and unflinching observations we've come to admire in Bissonette's earlier, award-winning novels and stories,An Appropriate Placeis 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.

In this final volume of the False Pretenses trilogy, Gabrielle Perron quits her job as minister of cultural affairs in a sovereigntist government and retreats to the suburbs of Montreal, where she embarks on a journey of self-discovery and reconstruction. Gabrielle's search leads us through the corridors of power in Ottawa and Quebec City as well as through strife-torn Ethiopia, and ultimately to strange and deadly intersections with characters from Affairs of Art and Following the Summer.

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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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