The Hollow Beast (Biblioasis International Translation #46) (Paperback)

The Hollow Beast (Biblioasis International Translation #46) By Christophe Bernard, Lazer Lederhendler (Translator) Cover Image

The Hollow Beast (Biblioasis International Translation #46) (Paperback)


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Don Quixote meets Who Framed Roger Rabbit in this slapstick epic about destiny, family demons, and revenge.

1911. A hockey game in Quebec's Gasp Peninsula. With the score tied two-two in overtime, local tough guy Billy Joe Pictou fires the puck directly into Monti Bouge's mouth. When Pictou's momentum carries them both across the goal line in a spray of shattered teeth, Victor Bradley, erstwhile referee and local mailman, rules that the goal counts--and Monti's ensuing revenge for this injustice sprawls across three generations, one hundred years, and dozens of dastardly deeds. Fuelled by a bottomless supply of Yukon, the high-proof hooch that may or may not cause the hallucinatory sightings of a technicolor beast that haunts not just Monti but his descendants, it's up to Monti's grandson Fran ois--and his floundering doctoral dissertation--to make sense of the vendetta that's shaped the destiny of their town and everyone in it. Brilliantly translated into slapstick English by Lazer Lederhendler, The Hollow Beast introduces Christophe Bernard as a master of epic comedy.

Product Details ISBN: 9781771965552
ISBN-10: 177196555X
Publisher: Biblioasis
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 600
Language: English
Series: Biblioasis International Translation