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Fifth Business

fifth business.jpgAs part of our 10 Essential Books series, Monique Polak introduced the French-speaking audience of Plus on est de fous, plus on lit to Fifth Business by Robertson Davies. 

Here's what she says about why she chose this book: 

"Fifth business" is a theatrical term used to describe the odd man out, a character who plays a small, but nonetheless useful role.  
That's Dunstan Ramsay, a retired Ontario school teacher. This is a brilliant, often funny book about the human search for wholeness. The book reflects its author's fascination with Jungian psychology. It will take Dunstan nearly a lifetime to come to terms with his shadow  

Listen to Monique explain why she thinks this is must-read book of CanLit. (In English)
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