Bellevue Square (novel)

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Bellevue Square
Cover for Bellevue Square.jpg
Author Michael Redhill
Country Canada
Language English
Genre Fiction, Thriller
Publication date
September 19, 2017
Pages 272
ISBN 978-0-38568-483-5

Bellevue Square is a novel by Michael Redhill, published by Doubleday Canada in 2017.[1]


The novel centers on Jean Mason, a bookstore owner in Toronto, Ontario's Kensington Market neighbourhood who learns that she has an apparent doppelgänger named Ingrid Fox in the market's park, Bellevue Square, and becomes obsessed with finding the woman.[1][2] The two people who have told about her double are soon dead, and Jean decides to camp out in the market to facilitate her search. Her behaviour becomes more and more bizarre.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

The novel won the CA$100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2017.[4][5] The book was described by the jury members as having "complex literary wonders".[6]


  1. ^ a b Henley, Tara (September 22, 2017). "Michael Redhill's Bellevue Square a story 'that won't soon be forgotten'". Toronto Star..
  2. ^ "How Michael Redhill used the building blocks of genre fiction to win the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize". CBC News, Ryan B. Patrick · November 20, 2017
  3. ^ "Michael Redhill's New Novel Leaves Readers Seeing Double". The Walrus, by Emily Donaldson, Nov. 20, 2017
  4. ^ Ahearn, Victoria (November 20, 2017). "Michael Redhill wins Scotiabank Giller Prize". The Canadian Press via CTV News.
  5. ^ "Giller prize will help author Michael Redhill make ends meet". Toronto Star, Deborah Dundas, Nov. 20, 2017
  6. ^ "Michael Redhill Wins 2017 Giller Prize". Canadian Press, 11/20/2017. Victoria Ahearn

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