A 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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(204mm x 133mm x 15mm)
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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."