Synopses & Reviews
A hilarious romantic comedy about kleptomania and booklovers
Pascal is in a bad place. He and his longtime girlfriend have just broken up, he's got writer's block, and when he goes out for a run to ease his frazzled nerves, he falls and injures his back so badly that hes strictly forbidden from running. Whats an endorphin-loving cartoonist to do? In a bid to distract himself, Pascal throws himself into his other pleasure: reading. And while at the bookstore one day, he spies a young woman picking up his own book. But then she darts out of the shop without paying. Bemused, he decides to figure out why she did it.
Petty Theft is a comedy of errors, a laugh-out-loud account of a man on a mission, and a testament to the addictiveness of book ownership. Pascal Girard intermingles an all-too-true-to-life snapshot of contemporary relationships with slapstick trials and dryly funny tribulations in this delightfully readable book.
From the award-winning author of Reunion, Petty Theft is a deftly told, finely drawn contemporary romance that will keep booklovers on the edge of their seats from the first page until the denouement.
Praise for Reunion
“Girards self-mocking tale is entrancing, a self-inflicted catastrophe of terrible but irresistible hilarity.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Girards poignant humour is extremely self-deprecating [which] makes the books emotional punch truly resonate.” —Quill & Quire
“Reunion is real, wry and cathartic.” —Bookgasm
About the Author
Pascal Girard was born in Jonquière, Canada, in 1981. He began filling the margins of his notebooks with drawings from his first day of school. Since he was never able to rid himself of this good habit, he naturally decided to make it his career. He is the award-winning author of Nicolas, Bigfoot, and Reunion. He lives in Montreal.