The City's Gates

ISBN: 9781770860940

Price: $22.00

Format: Trade Paperback

Size: 5.58" x 8.50"

Publication Date: Mar 18, 2012

FIC019000 FICTION / Literary
FIC052000 FICTION / Satire
FIC025000 FICTION / Psychological
FIC031060 FICTION / Thrillers / Political

Commended, 2012 Out in Print: Queer Book Reviews Best of the Year

“An odd mix of old and new, The City’s Gates is both highly original and maddeningly vague … readers who don’t take any of it too seriously should find it a treat.”
Quill & Quire

“A philosophical, metafictional work whose form is as quirky as its characters.”
Montreal Review of Books

“In his dozen years of writing, Montreal author Peter Dubé has established a distinct and unique voice.”


What lurks in the shadow of the 99%?

Montreal is gearing up for the World Economic Forum. On one side are those preparing to welcome the policymakers and moneylenders alike; on the other are groups ready to protest the evils of capitalism and globalization.

Caught in the middle is Lee Atwater, who is tasked with investigating a string of bizarre incidents connected to the Economic Forum. His journey introduces him to "the disaffected but affectionate": groups like CARP (Coalition Against Rapacious Profiteering); The Mals, who fetishize style to protect their substance; and The Band, worshippers of conflict and violence in the purest sense.

The more time Lee spends with these remarkable and frightening people, the more his own seemingly directionless life comes into focus.