The Blue Notebook

The Blue Notebook

Book - 2009
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When Fine Dumas's notorious transvestite Boudoir is shut down after Expo 67, C#65533;line is condemned to go back to working as a waitress at Le S#65533;lect, attending to the frustrated appetites and exquisite pathos of its exotic clientele. Then a newcomer appears, the gorgeous Gilbert Forget, a musician who is not insensitive to her charms. C#65533;line, a midget who has always thought she was unworthy, never having imagined the possibility of a mature loving and sexual relationship in her life, throws herself into a passionate affair with Gilbert, discovering the body's thrills for the first time. Hanging out with his new crowd of artists and performers she gets a backstage look at a project that's going to revolutionize Qu#65533;bec show business and become emblematic of its 1960's culture. Based on an historic event, Osstidcho as it was called both in life and in the book, is a play on the powerful Qu#65533;b#65533;cois oath hostie (the sacred host) which, like fuck in English, is used as a noun, adjective, verb, adverb, and in this production, as a punning, truncated form of hostie de show -- one fucking great show.

As she has done twice before, C#65533;line records the events and adventures of her life in a notebook. But now, inspired by the agony and ecstasy of first love, she reaches for the heights of romantic prose: while The Black Notebook , her first, is a simple daily journal; and The Red Notebook , her second, is a memory book, in which she records her life in retrospect embellished with rhetorical commentary; in The Blue Notebook C#65533;line steps outside of herself, using a narrator to tell her story. Having finally discovered herself, she is now also finally free of that self. Will her tempestuous relationship with Gilbert endure? Will there be a fourth installment?
Publisher: Vancouver : Talonbooks, c2009
ISBN: 9780889226197
0889226199
Branch Call Number: TREMBLA
Characteristics: 272 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Fischman, Sheila

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