Heroine Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889224155
Pages: 192
Pub. Date: January 1 1999
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.5625"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Fiction / FIC019000

  • FICTION / Literary

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By Gail Scott

It is October, 1980, the 10th anniversary of the October Crisis. In a bathtub in a rooming house near the city’s heart, Montreal’s “Main”, a woman is trying to negotiate her personal passage from Quebec’s politically turbulent 70s to the threatening bleakness of the 80s. She is negotiating other passages, too: from a passionate “open” love affair with a male left leader, and from deep involvement in far left politics, to a new way of life and living whose form she knows can only be grasped as she speaks it.

"Each page steams with images, echoes, actions and reactions … a magnificent view of a woman's perception of life, love and la belle province." — Toronto Star