Un petit pas pour l'homme by Stéphane Dompierre

By Stéphane Dompierre

À 20 ans, il n’y avait rien de plus cool que d’être gérant d’une boutique de disques. À 30 ans, sans fric, sans amour, sans projet, Daniel a los angeles désagréable effect de ne pas être adulte… Ainsi start cette grande quête philosophique d’un mâle déglingué. Et en rut.

« Un petit livre plein d’humour qui n’a pas los angeles moindre prétention, sinon celle de faire sourire, de mettre des paroles sur l’air du temps et de canaliser quelques an­goisses qui sont plus partagées qu’on ne le croit. Hautement sym­pa­thi­que. »
Christian Desmeules, Le Devoir

« Une nouvelle voix, dynamique, pétillante et rafraîchissante. »
Michel Vézina, ICI

« Stéphane Dompierre a du expertise à revendre. Son superior roman, le prouve hors de tout doute. Son écriture est alerte, précise, pleine d’un dynamisme entraînant, convo­quant avec brio le monologue, le discussion et l. a. description bien tournée. »

Hugues Corriveau, Lettres québécoises

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I can see you're dying to go into court, you know you are, and I must get to the grocery store. The MAID leaves. JUDGE B, an elderly judge and friend of JUDGE A, comes in. JUDGE B : What's the matter? This afternoon I have a rather dreadful case to deal with. affair. JUDGE B (he sits down): Yes, the S. JUDGE A (he suddenly stands still) : Who told you? JUDGE B : It was discussed over there yesterday afternoon. A nasty case. JUDGE JUDGE A: A begins to pace up and down. What do they say? JUDGE B : Nobody envies you.

WIFE : We shouldn't always be quarreling, Karl. In the old days . • HUSBAND : I was waiting for it : "in the old days ! " I didn't want my child's mind poisoned in the old days and I don't want it poisoned now! The Informer WIFE : 47 Where is he anyway? HUSBAND : WIFE: I How do I know? Did you see him leave? HUSBAND : No. understand where he (Shouting. ) Klaus-Heinrich ! WIFE : I don't can have gone. She runs out and is heard shouting. She returns. Well, he's out. HUSBAND : WIFE : Why on earth shouldn't he be out?

46 I Bertolt Brecht HUSBAND : If these reports of the priest trials don't stop, I won't order this paper any more. WIFE : And which one will you subscribe to? It's in all of them. HUSBAND : If all the papers carry filth like that, I'll read none. I couldn't know less of what's going on in the world. WIFE : A house cleaning doesn't hurt once in a while. HUSBAND : House cleaning! That's just politics. WIFE : Anyway it's no concern of ours : we're Lutherans. HUSBAND: It' s not a matter of indifference for our people if they can't think of a church without also thinking of such abominations.

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