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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Call Number: FRA EVFIC RIC2014
Title: Benson's Cuckoos
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Personal name: Ricard, Anouk (author and illustrator) and Dascher, Helge (translator)
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002301 checked in 2018-08-16 00:44:52

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Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Everyday Fiction
International Standard Book Number: 9781770461383
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: Drawn and Quarterly
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: 2014
Summary, etc. note: Richard thinks he's in luck when he snags a job at the cuckoo-clock factory, but things start to go wrong right off the bat. First of all there's his boss, who doesn't seem to have the strongest grip on reality and has an odd penchant for silly hats. Then there are his coworkers, who are alternately evasive and idiotic when asked about anything pertaining to actually getting work done. Finally there's George, the employee Richard's replacing, who supposedly quit but whose family has just appeared on national TV pleading for his safe return. It's all adding up to a very strange workplace, and when the company goes on a retreat, everything spools quickly out of control. From the author of Anna and Froga comes a wry, offbeat whodunnit that centers on office life. Anouk Ricard's subtle, sardonic humor undermines the characters' desperate attempts to be taken seriously, as they bungle kidnappings, misunderstand social cues, and let petty disagreements become feuds. Ricard's dim-witted characters aspire to deviousness but miss their mark, remaining firmly in the domain of slapstick. With cleverly observed dialogue, charming artwork, and brilliantly over-the-top plotting, Benson's Cuckoos will delight the adult fans of Ricard's comics for kids.
Expansion of summary note: humour, office, France, French, female, women, adult, caper, mystery, detective
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