The Misfortunates

Author:   Dimitri Verhulst ,  David Colmer
Publisher:   Granta Books
ISBN:  

9781846271595


Pages:   208
Publication Date:   03 January 2013
Recommended Age:   From 0 to 0 years
Format:   Paperback
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Sobriety and moderation are alien concepts to the men in 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 low-life career in inebriation, until he begins to piece together his own plan for the future. In this semi-autobiographical novel, Dimitri Verhulst brings his shambolic upbringing to life, with characteristic warmth, colour, and wit.

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Author:   Dimitri Verhulst ,  David Colmer
Publisher:   Granta Books
Imprint:   Granta Books
Dimensions:   Width: 12.90cm , Height: 1.40cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.148kg
ISBN:  

9781846271595


ISBN 10:   1846271592
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   03 January 2013
Recommended Age:   From 0 to 0 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Born in Belgium in 1972, Dimitri Verhulst is the author of a collection of short stories, a volume of poetry and several novels, including Problemski Hotel and Madame Verona Comes Down the Hill (Portobello, 2009), which have both been translated into English. His books have been widely translated and praised throughout Europe.

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