Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a City
Montreal 24 by Bill Brownstein
Book DescriptionExploring Canada's hot-spot city that never sleeps, this innovative guide visits 24 Montreal locations--from nightclubs and restaurants to bistros, hotels, and cabarets--each at a different hour of the day. Offering unique personal narratives in each review, this account profiles the owners, workers, and even patrons of a variety of local favorites, including the funky bluegrass club Grumpy's; the 24-hour Lebanese hangout Boustan; the bustling morning market Marche Centrale; the legendary greasy spoon Cosmos; the bar of choice for Plateau hipsters, Copacabana; and the home away from home for superstars such as Madonna and Bruce Springsteen, the Hotel Le St. James. Revealing a truly multicultural city, this collection of stories and travel tips paints a unique portrait of a fascinating francophone neighbor to the north.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781550652444
(209mm x 139mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Vehicule Press
Publisher: Vehicule Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: Canada
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Author Biography - Bill Brownstein
Bill Brownstein is a columnist with the Gazette in Montreal. He is the director of the documentaries Bill Lee: A Profile of a Pitcher and Skating on Thin Ice. Daniel Francis Haber is a graduate of the Dawson School of Photography and is best known for his fashion photography. They both live in Montreal, Quebec.
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