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Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill

Jean Mason, a bookshop owner in Toronto, is surprised one day to be told by one of her regular customers that he's seen her somewhere else - somewhere she's never been. The person he's seen is not Jean, however; it's her doppelganger. And upon hearing from others that they've seen the doppelganger too, Jean becomes obsessed with finding her. Spending hours at a time in Bellevue Square, Jean enlists the homeless, addicted and mentally ill people who hang around there in helping her track down Ingrid, her mysterious double. But what will happen if Jean and Ingrid actually meet? And why are other aspects of Jean's life gradually starting to make less sense? 
At times, Bellevue Square is surreal and dreamlike, but this works best when it isn't overdone and there are times when it's all just a bit much (I feel much the same way about the films of David Lynch, of which this book does rather remind me). There are moments that are genuinely quite chilling, and…

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