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8:17 pm, rue Darling
Bernard Émond and John Gilmore (Translator)
Guernica Editions, Spring 2014
134 pages
Kindle (eBook)
ISBN13: 9781550718485
ISBN10: 1550718487
Translated from the French
$9.95 Canada, $9.95 US

Gérard is an alcoholic and former crime reporter, gone back to live in the impoverished Montreal neighbourhood where he grew up. One night, his shoelace comes undone, delaying his return home and saving his life when his apartment building mysteriously blows up. Six of his neighbours are dead, others are missing. Plunged into a personal crisis, Gérard sets off looking for answers. Who were his neighbours and why was he spared? Is this his last chance to redeem himself?
Stories are sacred. I'm unsure about a lot of things in life, but I know stories are sacred. Stories are the only eternity an agnostic like me can believe in ...