Montreal, an island in the St. Lawrence River, is an emotional city. To walk its streets is to sense a mood'sometimes warm, sometimes anxious, depending upon the political climate?but always invigorating and vital. The Québécois culture offers a striking contrast to that of the rest of North America. Montreal is far more European, epicurean, and stylish than most?or perhaps any?other North American cities. This book offers a glimpse into the lives and attitudes of Montrealers, the beauty and rough charm of the city, and the rich historical legacy that informs its everyday life?a daily life of stimulating sights, sounds, tastes, events, and people. It is a city that, once visited, is impossible to forget.
About the author
JOHN SOBOL is an author, musician and poet who has performed at festivals and clubs in a dozen countries. His first picture book, Friend or Foe (illustrated by Dasha Tolstikova), was described in Brain Pickings as “a charming modern-day fable.” He has toured an acclaimed one-man show called Two Million Years of Technology, and he has written many popular TV shows for children, including Pippi Longstocking and Under the Umbrella Tree. John is a father and a feminist. He lives in Ottawa.