Lilia Albert can't remember many details from her childhood - she just knows she was always on the move. As an adult, she travels compulsively, leaving behind friends and lovers all over the world. But when one man refuses to let go and follows her to Montreal, Lilia is forced to come to grips with a past filled with more questions than answers.
©2009 Emily St. John Mandel; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
"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." (Booklist)
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I found this book intriguing but a downer on the whole. I thought it was mysterious, that pulled me in but the more I listened the more depressing I found it. Maybe it was just me. I don't like ot write negative reviews. So I will say the writer kept me involved.
Ugh! I am glad that’s over. I did not enjoy this book at all.
I finished it anyways because it was short and because even though the story bored me, I liked the idea of a story set in Montreal (where I live) and I could still enjoy that part of it; and I did… with a few exceptions:
1- We (Montrealers) don’t say “the subway system” we say “the metro” whether we are French or English – it’s “the metro”. The author lived in Montreal briefly according to her bio, so I’m surprised she didn’t know that. Perhaps it was her editor who changed it.
2- There are no 3AM flights out of Montreal to anywhere. Our airport is practically in the middle of a residential neighbourhood so we have lots of noise restrictions in place. Generally that means no take-offs or landings between midnight ish and 6AM ish. I’m not 100% sure about the times, but I am 100% that 3AM is verboten. Perhaps I read it wrong? Maybe it was just a glimpse of where she happened to be at 3AM… “On a flight to Rome” instead of “On a 3AM flight to Rome”. Whatever, I’m not going to go back to check!!!
3- I hated the way the narrator kept pronouncing “RUE” (street in French) as “ROO”.
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