The High Road by Terry Fallis

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The question is: Will the book have appeal outside the salons of Ottawa’s chattering political class? It deserves to — anyone with even a passing or cynical interest in the political process should enjoy The High Road...
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A brilliant follow-up to the Stephen Leacock Award-winner The Best Laid Plans, this deeply funny satire continues the story of Honest Angus McLintock, an amateur politician who dares to do the unthinkable: tell the truth.

Just when Daniel Addison thinks he can escape his job as a political aide, Angus McLintock, the no-hope candidate he helped into Parliament, throws icy cold water over his plans. Angus has just brought down the government with a deciding vote. Now the crusty Scot wants Daniel to manage his next campaign.

Soon Daniel is helping Angus fight an uphill battle against "Flamethrower" Fox, a Conservative notorious for his dirty tactics. Together they decide to take "The High Road" and--against all odds--turn the race into a nail-biter with hilarious ups and downs, cookie-throwing seniors, and even a Watergate-style break-in. But that's only the beginning. Add a political storm in the capital and a side-splitting visit from the U.S. President and his alcoholic wife, and Terry Fallis's second novel is a wildly entertaining read full of deft political satire and laugh-out-loud comedy.


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About Terry Fallis

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TERRY FALLIS grew up in Toronto and earned an engineering degree from McMaster University. His first book, The Best Laid Plans, began as a podcast, then was self-published, won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, was re-published by McClelland & Stewart to great reviews, and was crowned the 2011 winner of CBC's Canada Reads as "the essential Canadian novel of the decade." His follow-up, The High Road, was a finalist for the 2011 Leacock Medal. A skilled public speaker, Terry Fallis is also cofounder of the public relations agency Thornley Fallis. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two children.






Author Residence: Toronto
 
Published September 7, 2010 by Emblem Editions. 354 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Chris Cobb on Oct 08 2010

The question is: Will the book have appeal outside the salons of Ottawa’s chattering political class? It deserves to — anyone with even a passing or cynical interest in the political process should enjoy The High Road...

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