Loopholes by Showey YazdanianLoopholes by Showey Yazdanian


byShowey Yazdanian

Paperback | May 15, 2015

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I'm five foot four, sour-faced and sweaty; every dress shirt I have ever owned is dotted with Jackson Pollock driblets of perspiration. Next to the seven-foot Confidence Men who lope around boardrooms in scented mists of aftershave, I look like Dobby the House Elf ..."

Walter Roger's dream of being a wealthy lawyer dies after he is caught red-handed trying to outsource his course-work to India. Humiliated, he takes a job working for his eccentric former classmate, the one-man insult machine Octavian Castro. Together Walter and Octavian create the least successful law firm of all time ... until one day everything changes. The bulimic genius Ferdinand "Mags" Magellan unearths a peculiar loophole in the immigration law that will either make them all millionaires ... or destroy them.

Loopholes is a fast-paced, witty comic romp set in Toronto, Canada and Havana, Cuba.

Showey Yazdanian has contributed to Maclean's, The Toronto Star, The Guelph Mercury, The Lawyer's Weekly, The Ithaca Journal, The Manchester Evening News and the story collection Footprints for Mothers and Daughters. Showey grew up in Toronto and graduated with a law degree from Western University and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. R...
Title:LoopholesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 8.5 × 5.25 × 0.68 inPublished:May 15, 2015Publisher:Quattro BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927443784

ISBN - 13:9781927443781

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny and witty This book is a must-read for anyone considering law school, or if you know a lawyer or two. The protagonist is quite the anti-hero, and yet the author has drawn him out so well that you can't help feeling sorry for him (and hoping that something will finally go his way). The story is crisp and fresh, and full of wit. Congratulations to the author on capturing the essence of the not-so-noble side of law and writing a funny satire!
Date published: 2015-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome book This author has a unique style of writing and an interesting sense of humour. Almost like Roald Dahl, but for adults. I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for something a little different.
Date published: 2015-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious and very very well written. An excellent read. What an excellent surprise! A friend of mine went to some even hosted by the publisher (Quattro books, I think), and they suggested I have a read... I was not disappointed! This is a book about lawyers, written by someone who clearly understands the profession... but without the legal mumbo jumbo. If you want a stimulating read and a great laugh, buy and read this book!
Date published: 2015-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rare comedic look at some newly-minted crooked lawyers. Very funny. Lovely book, very funny! A unique and humorous look at the problems of the newly-minted desperate and unprincipled lawyers. Very funny read. Would recommend to anyone. 5 stars.
Date published: 2015-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life *after* law school! Loopholes is a whip-smart and razor-sharp look at life after graduation from law school.  The book takes on weighty issues like unemployment, student debt, "boomerang kids" etc. and somehow makes you laugh anyway.  The characters were all nasty pieces of work, but I was rooting for them to win just the same.  And I was laughing throughout.  Five stars.  
Date published: 2015-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A glimpse into the life of the other 99% of lawyers This book is a must-read for all those considering law school.  In fact, Loopholes could almost be a sequel to the "Letters from Law School".  This is an introduction to the environment of lawyers who DON'T work at big glamorous law firms.  The book features an endearing but hapless protagonist that many can relate to -in their nightmares. It's the decidedly non-glam side of law that looks at the non-99% of lawyers.  Aside from the law angle, it's also one of the funniest books I've read in years.
Date published: 2015-06-04