Marie Hélène Poitras is a Québécois author who worked as a calèche driver in Old Montreal. This job inspired her second novel, Griffintown, which is set in the seldom seen world of horse-drawn carriage drivers. The novel is part murder mystery, part western and written in a unique and poetic style. It describes the gentrification that is threatening the neighborhood from which the novel gets its name. The author won the France-Québec prize for this novel.
The Club will meet on October 6 at 3pm for an in-depth conversation in French about this novel. The book up for discussion in November will be announced at the October meeting. The club will be meeting on the following Mondays: November 10, January 12, February 9, and March 9.
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