Fish Change Direction in Cold Weather

Fish Change Direction in Cold Weather

Book - 2013
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A tale of love, vodka, coming out and a life-changing storm of the century

When his parents tell him that they're splitting up and his dad leaves home, a ten-year-old boy begs the sky to help him. The next day, a storm covers Montreal in a deep layer of ice. As the power goes out across the city and the temperature drops, people must help each other in order to survive. The boy is convinced that it's all his fault.

But at least one neighbourhood will never be the same. Julie, the exotic dancer who lives across the street, helps Boris, an eccentric Russian mathematician, save his fish from the cold weather. And the urbane Michel and Simon open their door to Alexis, their homophobic neighbour, and his son. Three days in the frozen city will turn their lives upside down--but will the ice storm bring the boy's parents back together?

Sparklingly funny, wise and joyful, Fish Change Direction in Cold Weather reminds us that life is full of the unexpected, and that happy endings might still be possible.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, c2013
ISBN: 9781443407038
Branch Call Number: SZA
Characteristics: 261 p. ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Anderson, Alison


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Oct 20, 2013

I enjoyed this book a lot. It was heartwarming and a cute little read. I rated it 4 stars because the novel read like a something a youth would read, but because of some of the content they decided it was for adults.

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