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From the Publisher
Selected as the 2011 CBC Canada Reads Winner!
This book beat out work by Douglas Coupland and Will Ferguson
because it is very, very good - a terrific Canadian political
Here's the set up: A burnt-out politcal aide quits just before an
election - but is forced to run a hopeless campaign on the way out.
He makes a deal with a crusty old Scot, Angus McLintock - an
engineering professor who will do anything, anything, to
avoid teaching English to engineers - to let his name stand in the
election. No need to campaign, certain to lose, and so on.
Then a great scandal blows away his opponent, and to their horror,
Angus is elected. He decides to see what good an honest M.P. who
doesn't care about being re-elected can do in Parliament. The
results are hilarious - and with chess, a hovercraft, and the love
of a good woman thrown in, this very funny book has something for