A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali
By (author) Gil Courtemanche
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Sunday at the Pool in Kigali by Gil Courtemanche
Book DescriptionA Sunday at the Pool in Kigali is a moving, passionate love story set amid the turmoil and terror of Rwanda s genocide.All manner of Kigali residents pass their time by the pool of the Mille-Collines hotel: aid workers, Rwandan bourgeoisie, expatriates, UN peacekeepers, prostitutes. Keeping a watchful eye is Bernard Valcourt, a jaded foreign journalist, but his closest attention is devoted to Gentille, a hotel waitress with the slender, elegant build of a Tutsi. As they slip into an intense, improbable affair, the delicately balanced world around them already devastated by AIDS erupts in a Hutu-led genocide against the Tutsi people. Valcourt s efforts to spirit Gentille to safety end in their separation. It will be months before he learns of his lover s shocking fate."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781400034345
(204mm x 133mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Gil Courtemanche
World, the Lizard and Me, Paperback (October 2015)
Translated from Quebecois, Gil Courtemanche's The World, The Lizard and Me is an enthralling story of childhood on two continents as an ICC investigator pursues a Congolese warlord responsible the recruitment and dehumanization of child soldiers in civil wars of central Africa. A moving novel about war, work, obsession and the human condition.
Sunday at the Pool in Kigali, Paperback (August 2011)» View all books by Gil Courtemanche
With an introduction by Giles Foden
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Author Biography - Gil Courtemanche
Gil Courtemanche is an author and journalist in international and Third World politics. Among his recent nonfiction works are Quebec (1998) and Nouvelles douces coleres (1999). He lives in Montreal. Patricia Claxton is one of Canada s foremost translators, and the recipient of two Governer General s Awards for translation. She lives in Montreal."
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