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A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali

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A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali is a moving, passionate love story set amid the turmoil and terror of Rwanda’s genocide.

All manner of Kigali residents pass their time by the pool of the Mille-Collines hotel: aid workers, Rwandan bourgeoisie, expatriates, UN peacekeepers, prostitutes. Keeping a watchful eye is Bernard Valcourt, a jaded foreign journalist, but his closest attention is devoted to Gentille, a hotel waitress with the slender, elegant build of a Tutsi. As they slip into an intense, improbable affair, the delicately balanced world around them–already devastated by AIDS–erupts in a Hutu-led genocide against the Tutsi people. Valcourt’s efforts to spirit Gentille to safety end in their separation. It will be months before he learns of his lover’s shocking fate.

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Meeting at a hotel swimming pool alongside a motley group of Kigali residents, beautiful Hutu Gentille and foreign journalist Bernard fall in love and prepare to marry, but when violence breaks out between Gentille's people and the Tutsi, the pair is separated by desperate circumstances. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Synopsis:

A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali is a moving, passionate love story set amid the turmoil and terror of Rwanda’s genocide.

All manner of Kigali residents pass their time by the pool of the Mille-Collines hotel: aid workers, Rwandan bourgeoisie, expatriates, UN peacekeepers, prostitutes. Keeping a watchful eye is Bernard Valcourt, a jaded foreign journalist, but his closest attention is devoted to Gentille, a hotel waitress with the slender, elegant build of a Tutsi. As they slip into an intense, improbable affair, the delicately balanced world around them–already devastated by AIDS–erupts in a Hutu-led genocide against the Tutsi people. Valcourt’s efforts to spirit Gentille to safety end in their separation. It will be months before he learns of his lover’s shocking fate.

About the Author

Gil Courtemanche is an author and journalist in international and Third World politics. Among his recent nonfiction works are Québec (1998) and Nouvelles douces colres (1999). He lives in Montreal.

Patricia Claxton is one of Canada’s foremost translators, and the recipient of two Governer General’s Awards for translation. She lives in Montreal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307424525
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : General
Translated by:
Patricia Claxton
Author:
Courtemanche, Gil
Author:
Gil Courtemanche
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Rwanda History Civil War, 1994.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20041012
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
272

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Product details 272 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307424525 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Meeting at a hotel swimming pool alongside a motley group of Kigali residents, beautiful Hutu Gentille and foreign journalist Bernard fall in love and prepare to marry, but when violence breaks out between Gentille's people and the Tutsi, the pair is separated by desperate circumstances. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali is a moving, passionate love story set amid the turmoil and terror of Rwanda’s genocide.

All manner of Kigali residents pass their time by the pool of the Mille-Collines hotel: aid workers, Rwandan bourgeoisie, expatriates, UN peacekeepers, prostitutes. Keeping a watchful eye is Bernard Valcourt, a jaded foreign journalist, but his closest attention is devoted to Gentille, a hotel waitress with the slender, elegant build of a Tutsi. As they slip into an intense, improbable affair, the delicately balanced world around them–already devastated by AIDS–erupts in a Hutu-led genocide against the Tutsi people. Valcourt’s efforts to spirit Gentille to safety end in their separation. It will be months before he learns of his lover’s shocking fate.

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