The Misfortunates: A Novel

The Misfortunates: A Novel

Dimitri Verhulst


Frank, delicate, and brutally humorous, Dimitri Verhulst's semi-autobiographical tale information the vibrantly exciting trip of a boy becoming up in a relatives of alcoholics in Belgium

Sobriety and moderation are alien strategies to the lads in Dimmy's kinfolk. dead in all different respects, his 3 uncles have an extraordinary expertise for ingesting, an aptitude for violence, and an unwavering dedication to the pub. And his father Pierre isn't any slouch both. inside of hours of his son's beginning, Pierre plucks him from the maternity ward, props him on his motorcycle, and takes him on an introductory journey of the village bars. His mom quickly leaves them to it and as Dimmy grows up amid the stench of stale beer, he turns out destined to stick with the trail of his forebears and make a low-life occupation in inebriation, until eventually he starts off to piece jointly his personal plan for the future.

Bringing to lifestyles the shambolic upbringing that The dad or mum describes as, "the ordinary, gruesome, excremental poetry in their grubby lives," The Misfortunates "can be abruptly gentle in addition to uncomfortably humorous . . . this novel constantly surprises and intrigues."

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