The story of a public personality—the possible future mayor of Montreal—this memoir recounts how Richard Bergeron and his four brothers lived in an orphanage for five years in the 1960s. Set in a small city in Northern Quebec, surrounded by bush and industry, this account describes the five floors of dormitories with 50 children on each floor, the daily routine, and the nuns who ran the orphanage. This short and moving story of how Richard began the rest of his life will take the reader to another time and place.
Richard Bergeron leads the Montreal municipal party Projet Montréal and has twice run for mayor. He is an architect and an urban planner and the author of five books in French. He lives in Montreal, Quebec. Peter McCambridge is a professional translator based in Quebec City. He has an MA in Modern Languages from Cambridge University. His MA thesis is on the Montreal Canadiens and popular culture in Quebec. He is now devoting himself entirely to literary translation.