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Nikolski by Nicolas Dickner
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Dec 01, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: adult-fiction, book-club-pick, read-in-2009, setting
Read in November, 2009

An adult book--I haven't read one of these in a while! Although there wasn't much plot to speak of, I found this book of 3 intertwining stories with quirky characters set in Montreal fun and interesting. The various stories follow an unnamed narrator who works at a dusty bookstore, a nomad Noah who just moved to Montreal after years of roaming around in a trailer with his mom, and Joyce who escaped to Montreal from all of her extended family making her cook for them. Each a drifter and somewhat of a loner, they all make their place in Montreal in various ways--Noah studies the archeology of trash and Joyce becomes a pirate by making computers out of computer parts she steals. While the stories never officially connect together (which feels more true to life), they are related by this ancient book with three parts.
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