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Cures for Hunger

by Deni Y. Béchard

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Almost unbelievable. You'll swear it's fiction.

True crime all in the family.

"You haven't read a story like this one, even if your father was the kind of magnificent scoundrel you only find in Russian novels. Béchard is the rare writer who knows the secret to telling the true story." — Marlon James, author of A Brief History of Seven Killings

Growing up in rural British Columbia, Deni Béchard worships his father, believing that he can do no wrong. Although his charismatic father is prone to racing trains and brawling, Deni has no idea how unusual his family is.

But when Deni discovers his father's true identity (and his other life as a bank robber), his imagination is set on fire. Before long, he begins to see himself as a character in one of his father's stories. He can't escape the sense that his father's life holds the key to understanding his own passions, aversions, and motivations.

Eventually Deni finds himself ensnared in the controlling impulses of his mysterious father and increasingly obsessed by his father's own muted recollections: the impoverished childhood in the Gaspé he'd fled long ago, the hunger for excitement and a better life, and a trail of crimes leading from Québec to the American west.

At once an extraordinary family story and an unconventional portrait of the artist as a young man, Cures for Hunger is a singular, deeply affecting memoir by an acclaimed writer.

About the Author

Deni Y. Béchard

Deni Béchard is the author of three novels and four books of non-fiction, including Cures for Hunger. He has received the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book, the Nautilus Book Award for investigative journalism, and the Midwest Book Award for literary fiction. His articles, fiction, and photographs have been published in newspapers and magazines around the world.
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