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Coyote
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posted 24 February 2005 03:12 PM      Profile for Coyote   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
By coincidence, this book is a part of CBC's Canada Reads while I am studying it for the first time; also coincidentally the town in which it takes place is the name of a town I grew up in for a while (Macklin). I found it a deeply engrossing, frustrating, incredibly human tale, and I can't believe that I've never heard of it before. It is quite possibly the most challenging novel, morally and intellectually, I have ever read from a Canadian/Quebecois author.

Anyone else ever read this book? What did you think?


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lagatta
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posted 24 February 2005 03:17 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I read it ... at least 35 years ago. Really need a refresher though the type of writing impressed me as a kid.
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Jumble
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posted 25 February 2005 11:23 PM      Profile for Jumble     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I read it a very long time ago, and to be honest, I don't remember anything about it. Your strong positive reaction to it though made me want to find my copy and to read it again. I just found it: André Langevin, "Poussière sur la ville", 1964 edition. I'll read it again as soon as I finish the book I'm currently reading. Thanks for bringing it up.
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