Best-selling novel set in the Plateau Montreal during the 1995 Referendum.
Myra, an activist single mother of two teenagers, sorts out her commitment to Quebec while struggling to make the next great leap in her life.
Published by McArthur & Co, 2000
“Jump is charming and witty, stylish and anxious, a clever portrait of the endless crise identité that is life in Montreal.”
Joe Fiorito, author of The Song Beneath the Ice
“An authoritative and engaging dispatch from Quebec’s unique crucible of the personal and the political.”
Globe and Mail
“Ackerman’s Jump has an acerbic wit that will make Montrealers squirm, nod knowingly and laugh out loud.”
The Gazette, Montreal.
“A spirited family romp [that] commands the reader to follow it through to the end.”
“[Ackerman] has created sympathetic, troubled, interesting characters, just the sort whose hearts propel the city’s pulse.”
Quill & Quire