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published: Sep 1996
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publisher: Cormorant Books

Ostend

by Francois Gravel, translated by Sheila Fischman

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publisher: Cormorant Books
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They has been told it was a new era. Everything was permitted. Some of them believed it.

Jean-Francois Kelly lives in a suburb of Montreal. For him it all began on November 22, 1963, when a bullet shattered the skull of John F. Kennedy. Jean-Francois was in grade seven. That event would become the starting point for an adventure the adventure of revolutionary youth, that would last for nearly twenty years, permanently marking the lives of Jean-Francois and his comrades, Jacques and Pierre-Paul. Engaged in a a fight to the finish that would change the face of the world and particularly that of Quebec, they soon will have to make the kinds of drastic choices that turn up when love gets mixed up with ideology, when reality refuses to conform with dreams.

Filtered through the images and influences of six figures in our recent past--Kennedy, Che, Jimi Hendrix, Allende, Mao and John Lennon--Ostend is a personal fresco, a quest for happiness that strays from the beaten track, the tragicomic adventure of a generation of young people that knew no limits.

About the Authors

Francois Gravel

FRANCOIS GRAVEL was born in Montreal in 1951. He has written several books for children, among them Waiting for Jasmine, which won the 1991 Governor General's Award, and Mr. Zamboni's Dream Machine, which won the 1991 Mr. Christie Book Award.
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Sheila Fischman

FRANCOIS GRAVEL was born in Montreal in 1951. He has written several books for children, among them Waiting for Jasmine, which won the 1991 Governor General's Award, and Mr. Zamboni's Dream Machine, which won the 1991 Mr. Christie Book Award.
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