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Kill all Brits is a fast-paced thriller. The United Kingdom is threatened with destruction by terrorists. Newspapers are full of it, loving the snappy headlines, terrifying the population with Sunday magazine spreads on chic bomb shelters and articles on how to stock your survival bunker. SKY NEWS reports every fifteen minutes on the threat. The…
To our delight, Michel Tremblay here takes his readers outside Quebec for the first time, on a quintessential North American journey it is 1913, at a time of industry and adventure, when crossing the continent was an enterprise undertaken by so many, young and old, from myriads of cultures, unimpeded by the abstractly constructed borders and identities that have so fractured our world of today.
This, the first in Tremblay’s series of "crossings" novels, provides us with the back-story to the characters of his great Chronicles of Plateau Mont-Royal, particularly of his mother, The Fat Woman Next Door ” and his maternal grandmother, who, though largely uneducated, was a voracious reader and introduced him to the world of reading and books, including Tintin adventure comics, mass-market novels, and The Inn of the Guardian Angel, which fascinated the young Tremblay with its sections of dramatic dialogue, inspiring the many great plays he would eventually write.