Michael Redhill is a novelist, poet, playwright and former publisher of Brick. He is the author of the novels Consolation and Martin Sloane, a finalist for the 2001 Giller Prize; the short story collection Fidelity; and the poetry collection Light-Crossing; among other acclaimed works. Among others, Michael won the Dora Award for best play in 2001, the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 2002, the City of Toronto Book Award in 2007 and he was also nominated for the Man Booker Prize in 2007. Michael’s forthcoming novel, Bellevue Square, will be published in September 2017. Michael also writes the popular Hazel Micallef Mysteries under the name Inger Ash Wolfe. He lives in Toronto, ON.
Bellevue Square (Doubleday Canada) is the story of Jean Mason, who has been told she has a doppelganger that hangs out in Kensington Market. Jean’s curiosity quickly gets the better of her, and she visits the market, but sees no one who looks like her. Before she knows it, she’s spending an hour here, an afternoon there, watching, taking notes, obsessing and growing increasingly nervous. With the aid of a small army of locals who hang around in the market’s only park, she expands her surveillance, making it known she’ll pay for information or sightings. But when some of them start disappearing, it becomes apparent that her alleged double has a sinister agenda. Unless Jean stops her, she and everyone she cares about will face a fate stranger than death.