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Title The accidental education of Jerome Lupien / Yves Beauchemin ; translated by Wayne Grady.
Author Beauchemin, Yves, 1941- author.
Publication [Toronto, Ontario] : Arachnide, 2018.
Copyright date ©2018
Description 494 pages ; 21 cm
Note Translation of: Les empocheurs.
Summary "Montreal student Jerome Lupien - libidinous, unscrupulous, and fresh out of university - is ambitious and at loose ends. Whether on a hunting trip into Québec's northern woods, on an escape planned in good faith to Cuba, or seeking to make his way in Montreal, Jerome cannot help but be embroiled in misadventures and underworld escapades. He is conned by the devious - a hunting guide, a low-life car salesman, and, ultimately, a well-to-do political lobbyist profiting by the city's infamously corrupt partnership of politicians wielding remunerative contracts and the construction firms in cahoots. The unwitting (though frequently culpable) young man is enrolled, whether he knows it or not, in an unconventional and criminal school. And the education is singular, not only for Jerome, but also the reader. The young man's heady journey provides - as only Yves Beauchemin can do - an extraordinary, full, and trenchant portrait of Québec and the city of Montreal in all its topographical and class variety. Here is a mordant piece of social satire from the city that has been rocked, these last few years, by the explosive revelations of the Charbonneau Commission's enquiry into municipal corruption, that is a marvelous entertainment and wonderfully traditional narrative too."-- Provided by publisher.
Note Translated from the French.
Subject Students -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal -- Fiction.
Political corruption -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal -- Fiction.
Montréal (Québec) -- Politics and government -- Fiction.
Montréal (Québec) -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
Political corruption. (OCoLC)fst01069240
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Students. (OCoLC)fst01136041
Québec -- Montréal. (OCoLC)fst01210434
Genre Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Satirical literature. (OCoLC)fst01922539
Satirical literature.
Addl. Author Grady, Wayne, translator.
Addl. Title Empocheurs. English
Related To Online version: Beauchemin, Yves, 1941- Empocheurs. English. Accidental education of Jerome Lupien. Toronto : Spiderline, 2018 1487002815 9781487002817 (OCoLC)1035318960
Beauchemin, Yves, 1941- Empocheurs. English Accidental education of Jerome Lupien./ Toronto : Spiderline, 2018. (CaOONL)20189006781
ISBN 9781487002800

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