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Join Stéfanie Clermont (The Music Game) at Vancouver Writers Fest for the event, In the Heart of Montreal: Fiction from La Belle Province. Three exceptional authors compare notes on this city, as shared in their latest works. Stéfanie Clermont confronts violence, betrayal, and class as experienced by three millennial friends in The Music Game. Dimitri Nasrallah’s Hotline “sears the heart” with a story of life as a new immigrant in the 80s. And Heather O’Neill ushers us into her spellbinding novel When We Lost Our Heads. For lovers of Mount Royal or simply top fiction, this is an ode to the myriad, kaleidoscopic lives in urban centres. The event will take place at The Nest on Friday, October 21 at 8PM PDT.
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Friends since grade school, Céline, Julie, and Sabrina come of age at the start of a new millennium, supporting each other and drifting apart as their lives pull them in different directions. But when their friend dies by suicide in the abandoned city lot where they once gathered, they must carry on in the world that left him behind—one they once dreamed they would change for the better. From the grind of Montreal service jobs, to isolated French Ontario countryside childhoods, to the tenuous cooperation of Bay Area punk squats, the three young women navigate everyday losses and fears against the backdrop of a tumultuous twenty-ﬁrst century. An ode to friendship and the ties that bind us together, Stéfanie Clermont’s award-winning The Music Game confronts the violence of the modern world and pays homage to those who work in the hope and faith that it can still be made a better place.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Stéfanie Clermont travelled throughout Canada and the United States, working at a wide variety of jobs, before settling in Montreal in 2012. The Music Game, her first book, won the prestigious Ringuet Prize of the Quebec Academy of Arts and Letters, the Quebec Arts Council’s prize for a new work by a young artist, and the Adrienne Choquette Prize for short stories. It was a finalist for the Grand Prix du Livre de Montréal and was included in Le Combat des livres, the French-language counterpart of Canada Reads.