The Angel's Jig by Daniel Poliquin

By Daniel Poliquin

dealing with the dwindling years of his existence, an previous guy waits for his activate the public sale block, hoping to be bought to a relatives as good because the one he's leaving. it isn't the 1st time he has been right here, and it can no longer be the final. Mute in lifestyles yet loquacious at the web page, the previous guy tells the vibrant tale of his rootless existence. deserted by way of his family members and primary auctioned off on the age of 7 — "Ladies and gents, this boy is probably not an extraordinary gem, yet he's definitely worthy a glance" — he strikes from one farm to a different, taking convenience from the folks round him. Daniel Poliquin's picaresque novel revisits an all-but-forgotten period, while orphaned young children and the aged terrible have been auctioned right into a type of indentured servitude. Narrated throughout the eyes and ears of an unforgettable protagonist, The Angel's Jig is a joyous meditation on id and the unpredictable voyage of lifestyles. A French language finalist for the 2015 Trillium e-book Award, Le Vol de l'ange now seems during this lyrical translation by means of award-winning translator Wayne Grady.

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