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Black Alleyby Mauricio Segura
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In the Cote-des-Neiges region of Montreal, the first stop for many new immigrants, live people of more than 100 nationalities. Two recent arrivals, Marcelo, the sensitive son of Chilean refugees, and Cleo, a shy boy from Haiti, must choose as adults whether to be united by childhood friendship, or divided by race. A seminal statement about multicultural societies. Translated from the French.
Two gang leaders must decide whether they will be united by their childhood friendship or divided by race.
About the Author
Mauricio Segura: Mauricio Segura was born in Temuco, Chile in 1969 and immigrated to Quebec with his parents as a child. He studied economics at the Universite de Montreal and French literature at McGill University. The author of two novels and a book about French perceptions of Latin America, Segura lives in Montreal, where he is well known as a journalist and commentator on immigrant issues.
Dawn M. Cornelio: Dawn M. Cornelio is Associate Professor of French at the University of Guelph, Ontario. She has published numerous articles on contemporary French fiction and literary translation, and has translated Jean-Michel Maulpoix's poetry collection A Matter of Blue and Rafaele Germain's novels Gin and Tonic and Cucumbers and Pink Bra and Black Jacket.
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