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The Misfortunates by Dimitri Verhulst

The Misfortunates by Dimitri Verhulst

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The Misfortunates by Dimitri Verhulst is a 200-page hardcover published in 2013 by St. Martin's Press, and is a stated first U.S. Edition.  The upper outside page edges has the number "4" written in pencil.  The rest of the book is in very good condition.

Book Summary

Sobriety in moderation are alien concepts to the men and Dimmy's family. Useless in all other respects, his three uncles have a rare talent for drinking, a flair for violence, and an unwavering commitment to the pub. And his father, Pierre, is no slouch either. Within hours of his son's birth, Pierre plucks him from the maternity ward, props him on his bike, and takes him on an introductory tour of the village bars. His mother soon leaves them to it and as Dimmy grows up amid the stench of stale beer, he seems destined to follow the path of his forebears and make a lowlife career in inebriation, until he begins to piece together his own plan for the future.

Bringing to life the shambolic upbringing that the guardian describes as, "the odd, ugly, excremental poetry of their grubby lives," The Misfortunates can be unexpectedly tender as well as uncomfortably funny... This novel continually surprises and intrigues.

ISBN:  978-1-250-03516-5

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