CARRIER, Roch Anansi Fiction Series, AF54 FISCHMAN, Sheila, trans.
Title: Heartbreaks Along the Road. First Edition
Publisher:  Anansi, Toronto, 1987, ISBN:0887841562
Seller ID: 101121
CARRIER, Roch. Heartbreaks Along the Road. Translated by Sheila Fischman. Toronto : Anansi, (1987). First Printing. Pp (6),7-529,(3). 8vo, illustratedred card covers with white titles to front and spine. Anansi Fiction Serie s, AF 45. "Le Chef, the premier of Quebec, boss of 'The Right Party', decides to put a vote-getting highway through a sleepy backwoods village, in Roch Carrier's new, robustly entertaining saga of love, politics and corruption in the fictional province he has made his own. Along the highway, we meeta lively procession of characters from churchmen to henchmen, from idealis tic youths to cynical journalists. There is the Italian road contractor, Verrochio, whose wife Lucia sells her body to the Minister of Roads... LittleOpportun, whose fatal immersion in a vat of french-fry oil makes him patro n saint of the new road... Innocent, who rejects his seminary training to find his manhood... The Lady in Yellow, who lives for love... and many many more." - from the rear cover. Very good. 15.00