Carpenter from Montreal, The

By George Fetherling & George Fetherling

Carpenter from Montreal, The
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Worlds collide when a naïve young heiress takes a tumble for a bootlegger with a murderous temper and his business partner falls in love with Montreal, the way Americans are prone to do. One world war has ended and a second is in the wings. In the space between, the neon-powered ... Read more


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Worlds collide when a naïve young heiress takes a tumble for a bootlegger with a murderous temper and his business partner falls in love with Montreal, the way Americans are prone to do. One world war has ended and a second is in the wings. In the space between, the neon-powered city on the St. Lawrence is notorious for its lavish nightlife, obsessive gambling and evident corruption. Controlling the action from behind the scenes is a large and mysterious figure called the Carpenter. He is the city's fixer, mediator and manipulator. He is the boss of the night, le caïd de la nuit. In this cinematic and genre-bending novel, George Fetherling both honours the roots of serious noir fiction while also pushing its boundaries.

George Fetherling

George Fetherling is a writer, editor, teacher, publisher, scholar, and visual artist. He is the author or editor of over 50 books ranging from poetry and fiction to biographies, cinema history, Asian Pacific studies, and histories of the gold rushes and the rise of newspapers in Canada. Mr. Fetherling is a former literary editor of the 'Kingston Whig-Standard' and the 'Ottawa Citizen' and was awarded the Harbourfront Festival Prize in 1995 for his "substantial contribution to Canadian letters." He currently holds the post of books-and-ideas columnist at the 'Vancouver Sun'.

George Fetherling

George Fetherling is a writer, editor, teacher, publisher, scholar, and visual artist. He is the author or editor of over 50 books ranging from poetry and fiction to biographies, cinema history, Asian Pacific studies, and histories of the gold rushes and the rise of newspapers in Canada. Mr. Fetherling is a former literary editor of the 'Kingston Whig-Standard' and the 'Ottawa Citizen' and was awarded the Harbourfront Festival Prize in 1995 for his "substantial contribution to Canadian letters." He currently holds the post of books-and-ideas columnist at the 'Vancouver Sun'.

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