A funny, entertaining political comedy that became a news story as “self-published author wins Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.”
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 would do anything to avoid teaching English to engineers - to let his name stand in the election. No need to campaign, they’re certain to lose.
Then a great scandal blows away Angus’s opponent, and to their horror, Angus is elected. He decides to see what good an honest politician can do. He doesn’t care about being re-elected, so why not tell people the truth? The results are hilarious, and with unforgettable characters and a page-turning story, Terry Fallis has delivered a terrific read that has something for everyone.