The Girl Who Was Saturday Night

by Heather O'Neill | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingBooksandMusicwing of Seattle, Washington USA on 1/24/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingBooksandMusicwing from Seattle, Washington USA on Monday, January 24, 2022
I loved that it was never quite normal, always a bit sideways and off kilter. I dreaded it becoming normal. There is a fair amount of tragedy that nearly shakes the book straight but not quite. I was in love with its weirdness.
The setting is Quebec in the mid-1990's, the time of the Referendum, the Oui Campaign which nearly won. The main characters are Nicolas and Nouschka, motherless 19 year old twins who were famous child performers and whose father is a famous poet, singer and activist. The twins were raised by their paternal grandfather, the only one who really had time for them. Nicolas becomes obsessed with finding their birth mother. It could have been a boring book, my synopsis certainly sounds mundane. There were things about the book that made me uncomfortable, things that shocked and hurt. But the writing is just amazing really. Like eating sour candy.

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