Le Marchand de café by Yves Beauchemin

By Yves Beauchemin

Treize ans après l. a. parution de l'oeuvre originale, Les Émois d’un marchand de café, voici los angeles réedition du grand récit en layout compact ! Découvrez ou redécouvrez cette histoire savoureuse et humaniste, avec des personnages toujours originaux, une motion soutenue, débordante de faits et gestes inattendus ou drolatiques.

Peut-on être heureux quand on est un marchand prospère?

Un bon matin, Guillaume Tranchemontagne, un millionnaire du café, décide, en se rasant, de faire le bien. Ne serait-ce pas los angeles seule façon d’être en paix avec soi-même, son passé, sa famille et ses contemporains que de donner de son temps et de ses biens?

Tout commencera curieusement avec le dépannage offert à Boris Béland, un jeune homme aussi joufflu que gaffeur, dont los angeles voiture s’est enlisée... Résultat : los angeles hernie de Guillaume se réveille et voici le bienfaiteur à l’urgence, évidemment encombrée, attendant une nouvelle opération... remark le bien fait aux autres peut-il faire si mal?

Et les émois de Guillaume ne s’arrêteront pas là. Après s’être défoncé pour un embourbé, le voici qui s’attache un peu trop à los angeles jeune Caroline, recueillie chez lui sous prétexte de lui donner un toit, à elle et au bébé... qui dévoile si spontanément un trop joli sein. D’ailleurs tant de bienfaits finissent par inquiéter les trois enfants du millionnaire. Que leur restera-t-il bientôt? L’entreprise Délicaf où travaillent les deux garçons et los angeles fille Tranchemontagne risque los angeles ruine. Antonin, le fils aîné, en fera une maladie qui le mènera à tenter de tuer son père. Ainsi s’enchaîne l’histoire singulière des bontés de Guillaume, comme si los angeles vie n’en faisait qu’à sa tête.

Avec Les Émois d’un marchand de café, on retrouve du grand Beauchemin : une histoire savoureuse et humaniste, avec des personnages toujours originaux mais proches, une motion soutenue, débordante de faits et gestes inattendus ou drolatiques. Voici un grand récit, un very good roman où l. a. charité devient une aventure comique et poignante.

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La única Marilyn que vi en el cine es Marilyn Brando. Gran actriz. Me mató con su actuación en La Madrina, que para mí es la mejor película de Francesca Ford Coppola. La situación comenzaba a inquietarme. El hasta ese momento insospechado (para mí) delirio de Diana había construido una cinematografía con los sexos invertidos. Aunque no del todo coherente, ya que a Gregory Peck y Jerry Lewis los había dejado intactos. –¿La... Madrina? –Sí. Basada en la novela de María Puzo. –Sí. Ya veo –dije, y luego de mirarla fijamente a los ojos esperando alguna clase de desmentido (una palabra, una sonrisa, o lo que fuese), añadí: –lo que no sé es si me estás tomando el pelo o si estás más loca que mi hermana.

Alfombra. Whisky con hielo. O yogur. Así empecé a desvariar, y a hacerme algunos ligeros toques masturbatorios con la mano desde el bolsillo. Nada serio, nada que hiciera trabajar mucho la próstata. Apenas un aviso, para que ésta supiera lo que le esperaba más tarde y se pusiera en guardia, preparándose para luego estar a la altura de los acontecimientos. Es bueno aclarar que la mano con que realicé estas maniobras secretas, amparado en la opacidad de mi escritorio, fue la izquierda. Para una masturbación plena y completa yo siempre había utilizado la derecha, pero con el pantalón puesto el bolsillo izquierdo estaba mucho más cerca de mi miembro y allí tuve que fijar obligadamente mi base 62 | Leo Maslíah de operaciones.

Qué pasa? –pregunté a Diana–. ¿Siempre atienden en casal, acá? –Parece que sí –dijo ella–. Yo nunca había venido acá, pero sé de varios bares donde es así. –Nunca vi. Pero por lo menos podía haberte atendido el mozo a vos y la moza a mí –dije, bromeando. –Así es en los bares porno –contestó Diana. La mujer loba ataca de nuevo | 33 –¿Bares porno? ¿Y vos qué sabés de eso? –Sólo de oídas –se apresuró a decir ella–. No te sulfures. –¿Se puede saber qué te dio por andar ventilando nuestras intimidades con mi hermana?

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