Crossing the City

Author(s): Michel Tremblay
Original Publish Date: Oct 31, 2014
Product Number: EB00659145
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780889228948
Publisher: Talonbooks
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The story continues . The second in Michel Tremblay's new series of novels presents two very different lives. We meet Maria as she leaves the city of Providence, Rhode Island, pregnant and alone. Two years later, we also meet Maria's older daughter, RhEauna, as she disembarks the train at Windsor Station, having crossed the continent from her grandparents' farm in Saskatchewan, called home to Montreal to care for her one-year-old baby brother, ThEo, while Maria works. Along the way, Crossing the City affectionately and accurately depicts Montreal's Plateau neighbourhood at the beginning of the last century. Readers will delight in the small details of description, and Tremblay fans will revel in the backstory to the characters of his great Chronicles of Plateau Mont-Royal, particularly of his mother, celebrated as Nana throughout his work, including as his famous Fat Woman next door. In this novel, Nana is the young RhEauna, reunited with her mother, Maria, for better or for worse. Crossing the City continues the Desrosiers Diaspora novel series.

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