City's Gates, The

By Peter Dube

City's Gates, The
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What lurks in the shadow of the 99%?

Montreal is gearing up for the World Economic Forum. On one side are those preparing to welcome the policymakers and moneylenders alike; on the other are groups ready to protest the evils of capitalism and globalization.

Caught in the middle ... Read more


Overview

What lurks in the shadow of the 99%?

Montreal is gearing up for the World Economic Forum. On one side are those preparing to welcome the policymakers and moneylenders alike; on the other are groups ready to protest the evils of capitalism and globalization.

Caught in the middle is Lee Atwater, who is tasked with investigating a string of bizarre incidents connected to the Economic Forum. His journey introduces him to "the disaffected but affectionate": groups like CARP (Coalition Against Rapacious Profiteering); The Mals, who fetishize style to protect their substance; and The Band, worshippers of conflict and violence in the purest sense.

The more time Lee spends with these remarkable and frightening people, the more his own seemingly directionless life comes into focus.

Peter Dube

Peter Dubé is a freelance writer, translator, art critic, and cultural journalist. A former president of the Quebec Writers’ Federation, his previously published works include Hovering World (2002), At the Bottom of the Sky (2007), and Subtle Bodies (2010). Dubé resides in Montreal.

Awards

  • <i>Out in Print: Queer Book Reviews</i> Best of the Year 2012, Commended

Reviews

“In his dozen years of writing, Montreal author Peter Dubé has established a distinct and unique voice. ”

“An odd mix of old and new, The City’s Gates is both highly original and maddeningly vague … readers who don’t take any of it too seriously should find it a treat. ”

“A philosophical, metafictional work whose form is as quirky as its characters. ”

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