town mouse country

ISOBEL AND EMILE
by Alan Reed

Isobel and Emile marks Montrealer Alan Reed’s transition from poet to novelist, but only just.

The book tells the simple story of a young couple whose relationship has just ended. No explanation is given for the break-up, but a town mouse/country mouse scenario seems to be a factor. The two have been living in less-than-glamorous circumstances above a grocery store in the small town. But Emile is from the city, and he decides to move back there to make a film about his passion: puppeteering. Read more…