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The Resource The misfortunates : a novel, Dimitri Verhulst ; translated from the Dutch by David Colmer

The misfortunates : a novel, Dimitri Verhulst ; translated from the Dutch by David Colmer

Label
The misfortunates : a novel
Title
The misfortunates
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Dimitri Verhulst ; translated from the Dutch by David Colmer
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
"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"--Dust jacket flap
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Summary
"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.""--
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10219257
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Verhulst, Dimitri
Dewey number
822.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Colmer, David
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alcoholics
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Fathers and sons
  • Bars (Drinking establishments)
  • Belgium
  • FICTION / Humorous
  • FICTION / Biographical
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
Target audience
adult
Label
The misfortunates : a novel, Dimitri Verhulst ; translated from the Dutch by David Colmer
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/165/9781250035165/image/lgcover.9781250035165.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "First published in Dutch as De helaasheid der dingen by Uitgeverij Contact, the Netherlands"--Title page verso
  • This translation first published: London : Portobello Books, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn827256686
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9781250035165
Lccn
2013020587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)827256686
Label
The misfortunates : a novel, Dimitri Verhulst ; translated from the Dutch by David Colmer
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/165/9781250035165/image/lgcover.9781250035165.jpg
Publication
Note
  • "First published in Dutch as De helaasheid der dingen by Uitgeverij Contact, the Netherlands"--Title page verso
  • This translation first published: London : Portobello Books, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn827256686
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9781250035165
Lccn
2013020587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)827256686

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