by Edward O. Phillips
ISBN 9781896332222 | 5.125" x 7.625" | TPB | $22.95
Categories:Fiction - Literary, Gay and Lesbian
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SynopsisLouise Bingham, recently widowed in her mid-sixties, decides to "play the tape backwards" and move from Victoria to Montreal, returning to the city of her birth and youth. Newly installed in a downtown co-op, she has to fend off a well-meaning but officious cousin, an overbearing neighbour, and a former lover while making discoveries about her son by a former marriage. In coping, she discovers that Montreal is not the Emerald City.
Queen's Court is vintage Edward O. Phillips, a good companion on a cold night or a sunny day at the cottage.
"[Phillips] offers diversions, good humour, some entertaining scenes, a few pungent apercus and a sideways glance at the human condition."
— The Globe and Mail
"Wonderfully witty and captivatingly clever writing ... Time and time again I found myself breaking into a grin, nodding at the cleverness of a turn of phrase or passage, at the insight into human nature ... Queen's Court is funny ... the kind of book you can't wait to share."
— The Whig-Standard
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