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Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel.. Such adroit writing! What fully dimensional characters! The art of gradual revelation can be as suspenseful and gripping as any complex plot, and this writer is the proof. Flies like a freight train through the dark.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"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

"This taut, gripping debut novel explores the lives of four people who are forever changed when a father takes his seven-year-old daughter from his estranged ex-wife. ... The lost souls in this elegantly compelling novel are ciphers to themselves as much as they are to others, and they will stay in readers' minds long after the final page is turned.."


Author bio: Emily was born on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. She studied dance at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre and lived briefly in Montreal before relocating to New York. Her first novel, Last Night in Montreal, was recently released in paperback. Last Night in Montreal was a June 2009 Indie Next pick and is a finalist for ForeWord Magazine's 2009 Book of the Year. Her second novel, The Singer's Gun, is #1 on the Indie Next List for May 2010. She is married and lives in Brooklyn. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; 256 pp. Distinctly literary: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions

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