by Phyllis Rudin
It seems like a dream gig when Daphne gets the job offer, move into Montreal’s Underground City for a year and blog about the experience to lasso in more tourists. It will be like living in a mall, she figures, all spas and shops and bistros. The year will breeze by.
Except the Underground City turns out not to be the sparkling retail paradise she had foreseen. As she traipses its corridors hunting out blog fodder, she discovers its secret layers where others have carved out a niche to lay their heads. And for these people, living in the Underground City is not the quirky lifestyle choice it is for her. They are hiding out from abuse, hiding out from the threat of deportation, and it becomes Daphne’s unlikely mission, as Queen Bee of the Underground City, to try to rescue these tragic souls who are holed up in her domain.
“At times both heartbreaking and hilarious, Tucked Away offers an intimate and irreverent tour of Montreal, especially its so-called Underground City. In and around it, Rudin sets an eclectic cast of characters and weaves their several stories together in a way that is surprising, moving and engaging at every turn. A tour de force!” Ann Lambert, author of the Russell and Leduc mystery series.
Published by Inanna Publications