The Misfortunates

The Misfortunates A Novel

First US edition

Hardback (01 Jan 2013) | English

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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. 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.""--.

Book information

ISBN: 9781250035165
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press
Imprint: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press
Pub date:
Edition: First US edition
DEWEY: 822.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 199
Weight: -1g