City of Forgetting
2nd edition by Moveable Inc., 2021 - 280 pages
Ché Guevara, Rudolph Valentino, Lady Macbeth, Clytæmnestra, Le Corbusier, de Maisonneuve — once these and other heroes of Western mythology, drawn from Shakespeare to Hollywood, strode proudly through the center of the city's dreams, their eyes fixed on the future, our eyes fixed on them. Now, in this 21st century, we find them wandering, aging, exhausted, variously psychotic and homeless in the streets of a powerfully evoked present-day Montréal. The old ideals are dying. The City is waging war on poverty, the homeless are disappearing. There are bodies in the river. Nature rebels: floods, earthquakes, the flash of comets in the sky. Who survives in this brilliant and moving tale.
Translated into French as Montréal barbare by Claire Dé (Les Intouchables, 2000)
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