“Malfeasance! Why, that’s preposterous. If there was anything to it at all, it would be merely a bit of departmental muddling.”
Was it credible that he could be thought a crook and a swindler? Patently, the answer was no. He had not received one cent for his trouble. In private industry, the work he had done on this enterprise alone would have made him a rich man two or three times over. All he had received was an annual stipend of a measly $12,500. He could make more managing his tannery.
It’s 1957 in the fictional Canadian Province of Superior. In the span of just a few days in November, the lives of several high-level government officials and a colourful cast of “destitutes” are about to change forever.
In this penetrating social commentary by the author of Con Job and Scandalous, wrongdoings lead to shockingly unequal consequences for the privileged and the dispossessed.
Subjects covered: : politics, scandal, crime, influence peddling, graft, embezzlement, political corruption, poverty, social injustice, social justice, Salvation Army