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The Tyrant

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
A haunting work, reminiscent of Albert Camus, that portrays with exquisite psychological detail the emotional crisis in the life of Jean Calmet, a young Swiss schoolteacher. As we watch the father's cremation in the opening chapter, we sense that, even though his father's body has been reduced to ashes, his spirit survives to haunt Jean. His father's prodigious vitality and virility had crushed his family and ruined his son's childhood. Even after his father's death, Jean cannot be free. The parental ogre's actions continue to suck Jean into a vortex of despair.

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Paperback Editions

March 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Tyrant
Author(s): Jacques Chessex
ISBN: 1-904738-94-X / 978-1-904738-94-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: BITTER LEMON PRESS
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Tyrant
Author(s): Jacques Chessex
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA