Black Bird -a signed copy -by Michael Basilieres

By: Basilieres, Michael (signed)

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-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed by the author, as well this has been signed and inscribed by the author (signed twice, once with inscription), ---"Black Bird, Michel Basilières's superb first novel, tries to be the One Hundred Years of Solitude of Quebec's October Crisis, and, by and large, it fulfills this lofty ambition. Basilières invites his readers into the home of Montreal's Desouche family, an eccentric household that harbours a terrorist, a handful of grave-robbers, two official languages, a crow, a ghost, and a matriarch in a coma. Once the story has settled comfortably into this little ménage, things begin to get weird. It begins with an explosion, when Marie Desouche inadvertently murders her Anglophone maternal grandfather by bombing a popular smoked-meat restaurant. This tragedy inaugurates a very bad year for the Desouches--these hapless and impoverished ne'er-do-wells become embroiled in all of Quebec's troubles, from the premier's drunk-driving mishap to the John Cross murder. Along the way, Basilières shoots sly winks at Voltaire, Stevenson, Mary Shelley, and Bulgakov (Woland from The Master and Margarita makes a cameo appearance as a theatrical impresario)"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: Black Bird -a signed copy -by Michael Basilieres

Author Name: Basilieres, Michael (signed)

Illustrator: C S Richardson Cover Design

Categories: Canadian Literature Fiction,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Knopf Canada, 2003, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2003

ISBN Number: 0676975275

ISBN Number 13: 9780676975277

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 144905

Keywords: Basilieres, Michael (signed)