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Riassunto: Possibly the greatest novel published in Canada in 2004 — the first in a historic series.
It’s as if Dickens or Balzac — or Rohinton Mistry — had decided to write the book that summed up life in east-end Montreal. This is the first volume of a quartet that has taken Quebec by storm, selling over forty-five thousand copies.
On the very first page, we meet Charles Thibodeau being born. It’s 1966 and the rest of Montreal is more excited by the fact that a new subway system is opening, but his birth is a big event for Charles’s parents and for their working-class neighbours.
Sadly, Charles’s mother dies when he is four, her funeral interrupted by War Measures Act soldiers on the streets. Soon young Charles, like a younger Huck Finn, is fending for himself. While he adopts a stray dog, Boff, in turn he is taken away from his drunken, violent father and becomes part of the Fafard family nearby.
His adventures follow thick and fast — at school, where he avoids becoming a teacher’s pet, despite being smart, in a part-time job where he encounters a pederast, and at summer camp, where he establishes himself as a rebel. By the end of the book, he has fully earned his title, Charles the Bold, leaving us eager to follow his further adventures.
But the real hero of this book is Montreal, and its scores of memorable, lively characters who leap off the page. Like Gabrielle Roy in The Tin Flute, Yves Beauchemin has given us an unforgettable portrait of life in the francophone east end — with more to come in this ambitious and richly rewarding saga.
About the Author: Yves Beauchemin, born in 1941 in Noranda, is a giant figure in modern Quebec. His second novel, The Alley Cat, (now in NCL) went on to become what The Canadian Encyclopedia calls “the all-time bestselling novel in Quebec literature.” The French edition of this book, Charles le Téméraire, has also been a huge success . . . and the quartet continues.
Titolo: Charles the Bold: Translated By Wayne Grady
Casa editrice: Douglas Gibson Books
Data di pubblicazione: 2006
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Douglas Gibson Books, 2006. Condizione libro: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Codice libro della libreria 4786549
Descrizione libro Douglas Gibson Books. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G0771011474I3N10
Descrizione libro Douglas Gibson Books. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Straight spine with no creases. Cover has no damage and pages show little wear. Codice libro della libreria G0771011474I2N00
Descrizione libro Douglas Gibson Books. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2721198124
Descrizione libro Douglas Gibson Books. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Codice libro della libreria 2741473105
Descrizione libro Douglas Gibson Books. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0771011474 Canadian first edition, first printing. Contains number line 1 2 3 4 5. Jacket is in Very Good + condition. Front of jacket is lightly bumped bottom right corner. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Near Fine condition. Front cover is lightly bumped bottom right corner. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark. All of our books are marked down 40% until April 1, 2017. Start loading up now!. Codice libro della libreria SKU1009938
Descrizione libro McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 2006. Hardcover. pp. 360. 8vo. No detectable flaws; near fine in near fine dustjacket. Codice libro della libreria 019988
Descrizione libro McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 2006. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 8vo - over 7Â¾ - 9Â¾ tall pp. 360. book. Codice libro della libreria 91040
Descrizione libro McClelland & Stewart, Montreal, 2006. Hardcover. pp. 360. 8vo. No detectable flaws; near fine. Book One in the Charles the Bold Series. Translated by Wayne Grady. SIGNED by the author. Codice libro della libreria 020821
Descrizione libro McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. Codice libro della libreria F53F03