Fiction Books:

Fine Ending


Paperback / softback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Fine Ending by Louis Rastelli
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order


In his powerful debut novel, Louis Rastelli presents the story of a twentysomething struggling musician who drifts through Montreal's music scene. It's the end of the nineties, the end of the 20th century, and the end of an era in the city's Plateau/Mile End district. Rastelli spins spontaneous tales of the artists and musicians, drunks and junkies, and punks and yuppies made neighbours by gentrification. A calamitous ice storm and the looming Y2K are pondered between rounds at the local bar. An apartment is the scene of an impromptu cabaret one night and a church service the next. As the narrator races to save a friend's cats from appallingly casual human cruelties, he tests his faith in those around him, finding hints of solace in abandoned buildings and the home movies of strangers. In a voice that transcends the vernacular yet stays remarkably true to it, Rastelli captures the fin-de-siecle mood while remaining both wise to and untainted by the apathy and cynicism of the times. Singularly evocative.
Release date NZ
November 19th, 2007
Country of Publication
Insomniac Press
Product ID

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 110 Banana Points