Emily St. John Mandel
Last Night in Montreal is a story of love, amnesia, compulsive travel, the depths and the limits of family bonds, and the nature of obsession.
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Partly based on real characters and events during the 1930s on the tough streets of New York, where the life of orphan Loretto Jones becomes entangled with the fate of his boyhood friend, Irish mobster Vince Mad Dog Coll, who for a brief, violent time rises to the level of national celebrity.
Four people collapse dead in the same instant within a newly renovated Los Angeles hospital. Despite the government forces at work to silence her, Dr. Mendenhall is determined to prove—and reveal—the cause of these deaths is not a contagion. The truth is far less controllable than a simple bacterium.
Two workmen discover thousands of dollars stashed in the trunk of a car, the remains of a drug deal gone bad. The question of what to do with this unexpected cash draws the main characters John and his sister, into the lives of their newfound collaborators, and sends them all on a surprising journey of high jinx and the heart.