Métis Beach

Overview

In America, not believing in God is anti-American, isn’t it?

At fifty years of age, Roman Carr, whose real name is Romain Carrier, has made it. His television series In Gad We Trust, a scathing satire of the United States and its relationship with God, is a huge hit. He is carving out an enviable place for himself in Hollywood, the end of a long, tortuous journey for the man who fled his Gaspé Peninsula village in murky circumstances back in 1962.

Both a coming-of-age story and a historical epic, Métis Beach is a chronicle of the great American Sixties. It recaptures the extraordinary liberation movements and social unrest that marked that era, and vividly conveys the irrepressible idealism that carried along a whole generation. It is a celebration of the supreme good that the United States hoped to achieve: the coming of everyone’s right to be free.

Awards

Commended
Dewey Divas and the Dudes Fall 2016 Picks
2016

Reviews

★ Impressive … [A] comprehensive exploration of the large issues of the 60s.

Booklist (starred review)

Métis Beach is a masterful first novel.

Winnipeg Free Press

A deftly crafted and reader riveting read from cover to cover.

Midwest Book Review

About the Authors

Jacob Homel

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Jacob Homel

Born in Montreal, Jacob has translated or collaborated in the translation of a number of works, including Hysteric, The Last Genêt, and The Weariness of the Self. In 2012, he won the JI Segal Translation Prize for his translation of A Pinch of Time. He splits his time between Montreal and Asia.