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Daughters of the Sun / Filles du Soleil

Written by
Bill MacDonald

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130 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888872265
$15.95 CA

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About the Book Daughters of the Sun / Filles du Soleil — a dilapidated rooming house at St-Tropez on the French Riviera, inhabited in the off-season, when rates are low and tenants scarce, by writers, artists, and other ne´er do-wells.
   Meet, among others, Plessi Toussaint, one of France´s most infamous literary figures, winner of the coveted Prix Médici, author of such scurrilous books as Crédillon, Condamné, and Magnéto; Yvette Chanteloup, who gives clients more than strawberries in the back room of her waffle shop; her mysterious cousin, Iseult Plonevez, the author´s muse, who fed her husband to the pigs; Dora and Polly, Irish expatriates; Honoré Velmandois, defrocked Sorbonne professor; Lise Escarène, married novelist and party-girl, with whom the author falls madly in love. Monsieur Nemours, concierge of Filles du Soleil; and meet Umberto, the bus driver; Madame Ste-Foy, tour guide on a pilgrimage to Rome; Marius, Baptiste and Antoine, waiters at le Gorille, a waterfront bar; meet the narrator, a struggling, misguided writer and Plessi Toussaint´s protégé, who, while briefly intimidated by these misfits and party animals, eventually fits right in.

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About the Author Bill MacDonald
Since graduating from the University of Manitoba, and a year in Paris studying at the Sorbonne, Bill has been a forester, arctic weatherman, immigration officer, and school teacher. He lives in Thunder Bay, selling his books and scenic photography at Fireweed Crafts Inc. His short fiction has appeared in "Geist Magazine" and "Prairie Fire." Recent books include: "Lamplight" (2010), "Sirens" (2009), "The Quarry" (2008), "Shadows at Sunset" (2007), "Ruby's Last Ride and other stories" (2007),"Close the Door Softly and other stories" (2007), "A House in the Country"(2007), "Through a Dark Cloud Shining" (2006), "Catwalk: a feline odyssey" (2006), "Barnabus Snug Harbour" (2006), "Soothsayer" (2006), "The Holly Tree" (2005), "Stinging Nettles" (2005), "Christmas Eve at Silver Islet" (2004), "Vive Zigoto" (2004), "Daughters of the Sun - Filles du soleil" (2003), "Hyenas in the Streets" (2003), "Goodbye Picadilly" (2002), "Patagonian Odyssey!" (2001), "Home Before Dark" (2001), and "The Great Millennium Mount Everest Cat Expedition" (2000).

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