Saint-Jolivet of Pendleton

by Eric Falardeau



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/26/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 190
ISBN : 9781553692478

About the Book

Professor Jolivet is inspired with the Holy Quest of ridding the planet of all imbeciles after he invents an astoundingly practical device. While the old man is trying out his new toy, nothing much seems to happen except Pendleton, soon to be the professor's right hand man, is led to ask himself such profound questions as: why hasn't the Catholic Church elected a new pope for the past 15 years, or, more importantly, why does he have only six dollars in his pocket while he really ought to have eight? It is the search for answers to these interrogations that will lead him to join the Professor in his quest.

Together they assemble close to a dozen disciples and set out to achieve the Divine Will. They quickly run into problems, from political scandals to unnaturally fast responses from civil servants. Something fishy is afoot and Jolivet is starting to fear that they are not alone. Acting on the advice of his coffee machine, he sends one of his flock to seek more information, but the envoy meets a man on his journey that challenges some of his most fundamental assumptions. What is really going on? In the meantime, love has flourished between Pendleton and Rose-Anne, the heart of a movement. A love so pure and powerful that it permeates everything and everyone but, strangely, does not seem in total accord with their mission. After the weather gets involved, things eventually resolve themselves, although not exactly as anticipated. Most of the issues are made irrelevant, including the nuclear genocide, and all are left with only one question: why those names?

About the Author

Christian-Eric Falardeau was born in 1968, on a little farm near the village of Beaudry, now part of Rouyn-Noranda, in Abitibi-Temiscamingue (north-west of Quebec). He was raised amidst cows and some of them might have influenced several of his characters. He also has two brothers and three sisters. In 1990, he graduated from Sherbrooke University with a degree in computer science, embarked on a career as a programmer analyst and, later on, became a software development manager. He retired from the industry in March 2002.

He wrote his first novel in 1993 (Saint-Jolivet of Pendleton) quickly followed by a second one (Paul III of Montreal) before slowing down to accommodate the demands of a busy profession. Writing on and off over the next few years, he came back to literature on a more serious level in 2001 with the completion of his third novel (Caroline) and various short stories.

Now a full-time writer, many new novels and short stories can be expected in the coming months and years.

See also:
The Alas League (English)
Caroline (English)
Caroline (French)
Le faux écrivain (French)
La Ligue des Helas (French)
Paul III de Montréal (French)
Paul III of Montréal (English)
Saint-Jolivet de Pendleton (French)
La simplicité de la vie (French)
The Simplicity of Life (English)
The Universe and Other Stories (English)