Congratulations to Brian Metcalfe, winner of the Canada Book Award for his second novel, The Canadian Consul.
About the Book
When it comes to human emotions, political opposites do attract.
This is the story of Monique Duhamel who, through the patronage of her father, became the Canadian consul in New York - a fact he’ll never let her forget. Monique has devoted the last five years to her job and her art gallery. But at age fifty, her carefully-laid life has left little time for anything else, including her husband in Toronto. So when Monique encounters an American congressman from the mid-west at a social event, their opposite personalities and political identities spark a mutual attraction that just might shake things up. As she pursues a complex relationship with the congressman, Monique Duhamel will have to figure out what she truly desires, while balancing issues with her career, her distant husband and her ageing father.