A Fine Passage by France Daigle , Translated by Robert Majzels
Finalist for QWF Translation Prize in 2003
In this sequel to Just Fine, we follow many of the same characters who dreamt of escape from the insular, predictable cadences of life in Acadia — from Baltimore to Israel, San Francisco to Denmark, Moncton to Paris — in exploration of their newly gained freedom. Terry and Carmen fly to France, and Hans crisscrosses the world. New characters are introduced: Claudia, a young and wonderfully independent and confident girl who is asked to post a curious letter for a stranger she’s met in the airport; the Woman Who Smokes Only in Public and loves a man who throws out his handkerchiefs on Thursdays; the Man Who Didn’t Seem to Be Reading and can’t decide where to settle down; and a rabbi or pope who shares his wisdom and unique spirituality with his fellow air travellers.
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