Last Night in Montreal

Author:   Emily St John Mandel
Publisher:   Vintage
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9781101911952


Pages:   240
Publication Date:   04 August 2015
Format:   Paperback
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Last Night in Montreal


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When Lilia Albert was a child, her father appeared on the doorstep of her mother's house and took her away. Now, haunted by an inability to remember much about her early childhood, Lilia moves restlessly from city to city, abandoning lovers and eluding the private detective who has dedicated a career to following close behind. Then comes Eli. When Lilia goes out for a paper and fails to return to their Brooklyn apartment, he follows her to Montreal, not knowing whether he wants to disappear, too, or help her find her way home. But what he discovers is a deeper mystery, one that will set past and present spinning toward collision.

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Author:   Emily St John Mandel
Publisher:   Vintage
Imprint:   Vintage
Dimensions:   Width: 13.00cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 20.30cm
Weight:   0.227kg
ISBN:  

9781101911952


ISBN 10:   1101911956
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   04 August 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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I knew it belonged with all those other books on my bookshelves that make me happy just knowing that they're there ...The story is important (and the ending is breathtaking), but the plot details are not -- to me -- the most important aspect of Mandel's novel. For me, that would be the characters and the writing. Each of the characters -- major and minor -- is wholly alive, three-dimensional in all their complexity, bad choices, general quirkiness and flawed decisions...And the writing simply blew me away. --Nancy Pearl on NPR's Morning Edition [A] taut, gripping debut ... elegantly compelling. --Booklist The pages fly, and the final period leaves a palpable sense of loss. --Paste Magazine Mandel chooses her words with careful love and arranges them to exquisite effect. At its heart this book is a mystery, a few mysteries; we wait and we wonder while being charmed by Mandel's intricate narrative dance which threads three different moving plot lines together into a perfectly tangled tapestry. Like a tightrope walker's steps above a cobblestoned alley, her lines follow each other with near breathless precision and echo delicately long after the final page has been turned. --ForeWord Magazine Mandel tells an utterly absorbing story, pulling readers down the rabbit hole and keeping them racing through its long, strange warrens. The writing is vibrant, and Lilia is a vivid and haunting character. ... Last Night in Montreal is an exciting debut: a thriller, a love story, and a quiet ballad about life's fleeting connections. --Quill & Quire What carries the tale are the finely wrought characterizations of Eli and Lilia and, unexpectedly, Christopher, the detective, who becomes an essential cog in the expanding machinery of Mandel's plot - yet the book remains far from a whodunit. What we're made to ponder is the mystery of human connection: how it is born, how it fades and dies and revives, how love defines us or leaves us undone. --The Globe and Mail


Breathtaking. . . . Simply blew me away. --Nancy Pearl, NPR, Morning Edition Emily St. John Mandel is astonishing. --Emma Straub, author of The Vacationers Stunning. . . . A brilliant tale of desperation and identity. --Richmond Review Lilia is more or less Newton's first law of motion personified. . . . [A] knot of a novel. --The New York Times [Mandel's] writing is pure elegance. --Patrick DeWitt, author of Sisters Brothers [Mandel] is a stunningly beautiful writer whose complex, flawed, and well-drawn characters linger with you. --Sarah McCarry, Tor.com The pages fly. --Paste Last Night in Montreal is an exciting debut: a thriller, a love story, and a quiet ballad about life's fleeting connections. --Quill & Quire Taut, gripping. . . . The lost souls in this elegantly compelling novel are lost to themselves as much as they are to others. --Booklist Mandel is a terrific writer, so good that even the furthest reaches of her tale make perfect sense. --PopMatters.com Shockingly real, and so hard to put down. --Three Guys One Book Exquisite. . . . At its heart this book is a mystery, a few mysteries; we wait and we wonder while being charmed by Mandel's intricate narrative dance. --Foreword magazine Breathtaking. . . . Simply blew me away. Nancy Pearl, NPR, Morning Edition Emily St. John Mandel is astonishing. Emma Straub, author of The Vacationers Stunning. . . .A brilliant tale of desperation and identity. Richmond Review Lilia is more or less Newton s first law of motion personified. . . . [A] knot of a novel. The New York Times [Mandel s] writing is pure elegance. Patrick DeWitt, author of Sisters Brothers [Mandel] is a stunningly beautiful writer whose complex, flawed, and well-drawn characters linger with you. Sarah McCarry, Tor.com The pages fly. Paste Last Night in Montreal is an exciting debut: a thriller, a love story, and a quiet ballad about life's fleeting connections. Quill & Quire Taut, gripping. . . . The lost souls in this elegantly compelling novel are lost to themselves as much as they are to others. Booklist Mandel is a terrific writer, so good that even the furthest reaches of her tale make perfect sense. PopMatters.com Shockingly real, and so hard to put down. Three Guys One Book Exquisite. . . . At its heart this book is a mystery, a few mysteries; we wait and we wonder while being charmed by Mandel s intricate narrative dance. Foreword magazine I knew it belonged with all those other books on my bookshelves that make me happy just knowing that they're there ...The story is important (and the ending is breathtaking), but the plot details are not -- to me -- the most important aspect of Mandel's novel. For me, that would be the characters and the writing. Each of the characters -- major and minor -- is wholly alive, three-dimensional in all their complexity, bad choices, general quirkiness and flawed decisions...And the writing simply blew me away. --Nancy Pearl on NPR's Morning Edition [A] taut, gripping debut ... elegantly compelling. --Booklist The pages fly, and the final period leaves a palpable sense of loss. --Paste Magazine Mandel chooses her words with careful love and arranges them to exquisite effect. At its heart this book is a mystery, a few mysteries; we wait and we wonder while being charmed by Mandel's intricate narrative dance which threads three different moving plot lines together into a perfectly tangled tapestry. Like a tightrope walker's steps above a cobblestoned alley, her lines follow each other with near breathless precision and echo delicately long after the final page has been turned. --ForeWord Magazine Mandel tells an utterly absorbing story, pulling readers down the rabbit hole and keeping them racing through its long, strange warrens. The writing is vibrant, and Lilia is a vivid and haunting character. ... Last Night in Montreal is an exciting debut: a thriller, a love story, and a quiet ballad about life's fleeting connections. --Quill & Quire What carries the tale are the finely wrought characterizations of Eli and Lilia and, unexpectedly, Christopher, the detective, who becomes an essential cog in the expanding machinery of Mandel's plot - yet the book remains far from a whodunit. What we're made to ponder is the mystery of human connection: how it is born, how it fades and dies and revives, how love defines us or leaves us undone. --The Globe and Mail


Author Information

Emily St. John Mandel was born in British Columbia, Canada. Her most recent novel, Station Eleven, was a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award and a New York Times bestseller. Her previous novels were Last Night in Montreal, The Singer's Gun, and The Lola Quartet. She is a staff writer for The Millions, and her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Best American Mystery Stories 2013and Venice Noir. She lives in New York City with her husband.

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