Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Black Alley is a distinctly refreshing reading experience."—Quill and Quire
"Segura's greatest strength as a novelist lies in his tightly focused narration"—Words Without Borders
"Segura has brilliantly juxtaposed innocence with violence in order to heighten the tragedy of his story, and the result is devastating."—Montreal Review of Books
"Seguras style adds freshness and immediacy"—Rover
"a well written, well wrought tale that grabs your attention and does not let go"—Argo Bookshop
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.