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The Canadian Consul

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The Canadian Consul

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The Canadian Consul is the story of Monique Duhamel, who, as consul in New York, encounters an American congressman from the mid-west at a social event. Despite irreconcilable political differences, their paths converge. The novel explores the tensions between human emotion and political identity as Monique Duhamel pursues a complex relationship with the congressman while balancing issues with her husband and father.



About the Author

Brian Metcalfe is a Torontonian who, as a young man, worked as a deckhand on an oil tanker, as an assembly-line worker in a German steel factory, and as a teacher in Uganda before obtaining a Ph.D. in English Literature. He left academic life for a career as a chartered accountant, but maintained his love of the arts — painting, and writing poetry, plays and fiction. His first novel, Coming Home Alone, explored the return to ordinary, small-town Ontario life of a WWII war hero. He is married and has two children and two grandchildren.

Praise for Metcalfe’s previous book, Coming Home Alone

I think this is a wonderful book. Those of you who would expect the history of Ontario to be bland and boring — forget it. Brian Metcalfe describes small-town life in the Ontario of the ’40s and ’50s with a refreshing and intuitive understanding…. It takes an intelligent, provocative look at a world long gone.
— an Amazon reviewer, anonymous
If you like well-told stories and complex, intriguing characters, this is the book for you.
— Dan deMatteis
Superbly written, with an excellent plot.
— Dianne Vanstone
Coming Home Alone is both a gripping account of a man’s recovery from despair and threnody for a vanished way of life.
— Tim Nau

Details & Specs

  • Publisher: Inglewood Press

  • Language: English

  • ISBN - 13: 9780994986177

  • Format:Paperback

  • Dimensions: 254 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.65 in

  • Published: June 5, 2019