i had a certain expectation when i picked this book or any book of this genre. i thought that it would be one of those stories that wraps itself around the lead character blowing up things and people followed by maybe a love interest concluding with climatic big bang ending. i was glad that i was wrong.
eta is not just another shoot’em up story line. this book gives you the opportunity to get involved with the main character but also get attached to the people around him. you don’t get caught up in just “his” story. this book gets you deep into the lives of faustine and her family, as well as giving you an understanding of lartaun’s life leading up to this moment. you can empathize with people’s need to fight for their freedom and understand the conflict of trying, on an individual level as well as a mass level, to right the wrongs and what steps to take.
it keeps you captivated till the very end. brilliant book!
Delphine Pontvieux is a guest at the next Groupe Professionel Francophone meeting.
She will present her company, talk about her novel “ETA-estimated Time of Arrest”, followed with a book signing.
What is GPF? : GPF stands for Groupe Professionel Francophone. It is a group whose mission is to welcome French professionals in Chicago, and to network and connect in a convivial and friendly atmosphere.
When : June 24, 2010
Where: Great Street Restaurant, Renaissance Hotel in Chicago (State & Wacker)
Start time: from 5:30 pm on
Tickets: 6 dollars GPF members / 12 dollars non-members. Drinks and Hors d’oeuvres.
For more information about GPF and to become a member: http://www.gpfchicago.org/
Want to brush up on your French? Come to the event! No “parlez vous francais?”, no problem, everyone speaks English too!