Heroine

Heroine It is October the th anniversary of the October Crisis In a bathtub in a rooming house near the city s heart Montreal s Main a woman is trying to negotiate her personal passage from Quebec

  • Title: Heroine
  • Author: Gail Scott
  • ISBN: 9780889103429
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Paperback
  • It is October, 1980, the 10th anniversary of the October Crisis In a bathtub in a rooming house near the city s heart, Montreal s Main, a woman is trying to negotiate her personal passage from Quebec s politically turbulent 70 s to the threatening bleakness of the 80 s She is negotiating other passages too from a passionate open love affair with a male left leader,It is October, 1980, the 10th anniversary of the October Crisis In a bathtub in a rooming house near the city s heart, Montreal s Main, a woman is trying to negotiate her personal passage from Quebec s politically turbulent 70 s to the threatening bleakness of the 80 s She is negotiating other passages too from a passionate open love affair with a male left leader, and from deep involvement in far left politics, to a new way of life and living whose form she knows can only be grasped as she speaks it.

    One thought on “Heroine”

    1. Maybe best as a series of puzzle, of form, but in terms of content and narrative, a gross failure. We read this in my book club and no one else liked it. Several of the problems included:- repetition.- lack of development.- lack of sympathy with anyone in the novel.- repetition?

    2. I haven't read "Heroine" since it was first issued, but I still remember my disappointment. I wanted so much more from it than it gave.

    3. Experimental, compelling and confounding. Queer, feminist cut-up style stoned dreams of love and power and glued back together in the obscure and radical political discord of 70s Quebec.

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