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Cures for Hunger: A Memoir [Kindle Edition]

Deni Y. Béchard
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"A moving story of rebellion, lost love, criminal daring, and restless searching. Driven above all by the need to grasp his father's secrets, Béchard has written his narrative in skillful, resonant prose graced with a subtle tone of obsession and longing." — Leonard Gardner, author of Fat City (2012-05-09)

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Growing up in rural British Columbia, Deni Béchard believes his charismatic father is infallible. Wild, unpredictable, even dangerous, André is worshipped by his young son, who believes that his father can do no wrong. When the boy discovers his father’s true identity — and the crime sprees and prison sentences attached to it — his imagination is set on fire. Before long, he is imagining himself as a character in one of his father’s stories. At once attracted and repelled, Deni can’t escape the sense that his father’s life holds the key to understanding himself and to making sense of his own passions, aversions, and motivations. Eventually he finds himself snared in the controlling impulses of his mysterious father and increasingly obsessed by his father’s own muted recollections of the childhood he’d fled long ago — his birth to a poor family in the Gaspé, his hunger for excitement and a better life, his crimes spreading out from Québec to the American west, his identity as ephemeral as the wind. Cures for Hunger is a gripping memoir of a young man’s quest to understand the hunger that burns for the unattainable, the story of the heart of a boy looking for the soul of a man and the darkness that he finds within.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 603 KB
  • Print Length: 363 pages
  • Publisher: Goose Lane Editions; No edition edition (April 27 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Y6KHCY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #149,057 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars worrying the past Aug. 24 2014
By jenny
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
a working out of what may or may not be the truth finds its own voice in this hauntd tale enn
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4.0 out of 5 stars original June 23 2013
By klodio
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Original and very fast paced. A good read for something different. The characters are well portrayed and move on from one generation to the next.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great storyline, great writing May 6 2013
By Pat Joubert - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It's always unfair to compare, but this book has some Cormac McCarthy, a bit of Faulkner and some Russell Banks. The story of a young man looking for his dad who was a bank robber. Thoughtful and exciting.
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