“Perhaps the most enduring quality of Quebec literature is its preoccupation with identity.”
“Quebec literature is torn between looking inward (at the self, the local environment, and the community) and moving outward, exploring experiences in the world beyond with sometimes a taste for the exotic.”
“Stories are sacred. I’m unsure about a lot of things in life, but I know stories are sacred. Stories are the only eternity an agnostic like me can believe in…”
8:17 PM, Rue Darling is Montréal noir with an unmistakable French accent. Gérard is an alcoholic and former crime reporter, gone back to live in the disaster of a Montreal neighbourhood where he grew up. We follow him as he looks for answers in this flawed world.