Ha!: A Self-Murder Mystery

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 2003 M10 7 - 864 pages
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On 15 March 1977, with his wife's consent, celebrated writer and former terrorist Hubert Aquin blew his brains out on the grounds of a Montreal convent school. Shocked by this self-murder, a filmmaker friend feels compelled to understand why Aquin killed himself - and discovers, at the heart of the tragedy, an unforgettable love story. A "documentary fiction" - a category which includes In Cold Blood and The Executioner's Song - HA! is a seminal work that reinvents the audio-visual revolution of the last century. Interweaving photographs, documents, and images with testimony from Aquin's friends and contemporaries, Aquin himself, and the writers and artists who influenced him, this intriguing novel takes the reader on a Joycean tour of a metropolis in the midst of political and cultural turmoil.
 

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I think a person would enjoy this book for its form and amazing style of writing based on elements from Dante, even if you did not care about Hubert Aquin. Of course, that is unlikely, because Hubert ... Read full review

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PAUSEBREAK 2
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Gordon Sheppard (1937-2006) was a Montreal writer, photographer, and award-winning filmmaker who wrote and directed The Most, a documentary about Playboy's Hugh Hefner, and Eliza's Horoscope, a feature film starring Tommy Lee Jones.

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