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The Accidental Education of Jerome Lupien

The Accidental Education of Jerome Lupien( )
Author: Beauchemin, Yves
Translator: Grady, Wayne
ISBN:978-1-4870-0280-0
Publication Date:Dec 2019
Publisher:House of Anansi Press
Imprint:ARACHNIDE EDITIONS
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $18.95
Book Description:

Montreal student Jerome Lupien is swept up in a series of misadventures and criminal escapades in this portrait of a city infamously mired in the corrupt alliances of politicians, political lobbyists, and construction magnates. The school is unconventional, but the education singular.

Book Details
Pages:384
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.25 x 8 Inches
Book Weight:1.32 Pounds
Author Biography
Beauchemin, Yves (Author)
Yves Beauchemin is a French-Canadian novelist whose work, which is full of both robust comedy and political themes, has been compared to that of Dickens and Balzac.

Beauchemin was born in 1941 in Noranda, Quebec, Canada. An avid reader as a teenager, he devoured Balzac, Steinbeck, Dickens, Chekhov, Tolstoy, Turgenev, and other authors who inspired him to try his hand at fiction. Later he attended the College Universitaire Garneau in Quebec, where he taught foreign literature from 1965 to 1966. In 1969 he became a researcher for Radio-Quebec in Montreal, a position he retained while embarking on his career in literature.

Beauchemin's first novel, L'Enfirouape (The Sucker, 1974), which was based on a 1970 political kidnapping in Quebec, won him the Prix France-Quebec. He then spent several years working on Le Matou, which was published in French in 1981 and in English as The Alley Cat in 1986. A combination of political allegory and black comedy, it won acclaim in both Canada and the United States.

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