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The only cafe
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Detective and mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction. Fathers and sons -- Fiction. Absence and presumption of death -- Fiction. Lebanese -- Canada -- Fiction. Suspense stories.
Pierre Cormier had secrets. Though he married twice, became a high-flying lawyer and a father, he didn't let anyone really know him. And he was especially silent about what had happened to him in Lebanon, the country he fled during civil war to come to Canada as a refugee. When he later went missing after his boat exploded, his teenaged son Cyril didn't know how to mourn him. Five years later Pierre is declared dead. At the reading of the will, it turns out that instead of a funeral, Pierre wanted a "roast" at a bar no one knew he frequented - The Only Café in Toronto's east end. He'd even left a guest list that included one mysterious name: Ari. Cyril, now working as an intern for a major national newsroom and assisting on reporting a story on homegrown terrorism, tracks down Ari at the bar, and finds out that he is an Israeli who knew his father in Lebanon in the '80s. Who is Ari? What can he reveal about what happened to Pierre in Lebanon? Is Pierre really dead?