Last Night in Montreal
Lilia Albert has been leaving people behind for her entire life. She spends her childhood and adolescence traveling constantly and changing identities. In adulthood, she finds it impossible to stop. Haunted by an inability to remember her early childhood, she moves restlessly from city to ... show more
Lilia Albert has been leaving people behind for her entire life. She spends her childhood and adolescence traveling constantly and changing identities. In adulthood, she finds it impossible to stop. Haunted by an inability to remember her early childhood, she moves restlessly from city to city, abandoning lovers along the way, possibly still followed by a private detective who has pursued her for years. Then her latest lover follows her from New York to Montreal, determined to learn her secrets and make sure she s safe. Last Night in Montreal is a story of love, amnesia, compulsive travel, the depths and the limits of family bonds, and the nature of obsession. In this extraordinary debut, Emily St. John Mandel casts a powerful spell that captures the reader in a gritty, youthful world charged with an atmosphere of mystery, promise and foreboding where small revelations continuously change our understanding of the truth and lead to desperate consequences. Mandel s characters will resonate with you long after the final page is turned.
Publish date: June 7th 2010
Publisher: Unbridled Books
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
Couldn't decide between a 3* & a 4* (goodreads please allow us to use 1/2*!)Engrossing story about a young lady who always leaves. She cannot stay in one place for too long and it's been this way ever since her father abducted her. The mystery is why was she abducted. She cannot recall the time befo...
A friend lent this to me through the Nook Lending system, and I was pleasantly surprised. I had not expected to enjoy it, because I tend toward these genres:1. Dystopian YA2. Historical Fiction3. Suburban Fantasy4. Classic Literature5. Historical non-fiction6. BiographiesTo my surprise and delight, ...
This is not a book you'd read specifically for the love of Montreal. The two big things I learned about the city are: `1)It's extremely cold in the winter.2)The people are fanatical unto absurdity about the "Speak French or get out" campaign.The boyfriend spends a couple of weeks looking for Lilia i...
Where do I start? My initial impression was "hmm, ok..."--as I read the first chapter... By the end of the book, I was at "whoa," and not just for the ending. It was the entire journey--Lilia's story, her searching, her wandering, her disconnected-ness (Is that even a real word? I'm too lazy to Goog...