Our February boxes featured Heather O'Neill's novel The Lonely Hearts Hotel
Why The Lonely Hearts Hotel?
The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill drew us in from the very first page. While it contains some graphic and disturbing content it brings forth the beauty, the grit and the loss of innocence is captured by O’Neill in a powerful and compelling way. While at its heart, The Lonely Hearts Hotel is a love story, in reality, it is a novel about making your way through life understanding the complexities of power, drugs, sexuality, and performance. Set in the underworld of Montreal in the early 20th Century and Great Depression we see a story filled with love, loss, sexual abuse, dancing, magic, and gangsters. While a difficult read in many ways we couldn’t put it down. *Trigger Warning* Novel contains sexual violence.
What’s in the box?
Toronto Popcorn Company– Caramel – Pierrot’s work in the movie theatres had us thinking about munching on some sweet old-fashioned caramel corn while listening to him play. You will love this small batch popcorn that is sure to satisfy your sweet and savoury cravings. http://torontopopcorncompany.com/
Gourmet du Village – Hot Chocolate with mug - Love you More than Chocolate - Rose and Pierrot’s love knows no bounds of time and space. In honour of February we think their love would transcend the love of chocolate. https://www.gourmetduvillage.com
NPW - Oh K! - Gold Dust Hydrogel Face Mask – Get yourself ready for the bright lights and big stage with this remarkable face mask. Just like Rose, and her performers, your radiant beauty will shine through. https://www.npwgifts.com
Crafted Van – Jumbo Magnetic Bookmark – Bedtime Star – Like us, you will be captivated by this novel and this adorable magnetic bookmark hand crafted in Vancouver. https://craftedvan.com/
Indigo – Star lights – like the stars on the cover create your own magical oasis with this tiny lights. https://www.chapters.indigo.ca