Macho man the center of Quebec author’s second novel

Caldor is a macho man in every way, especially when it comes to the fairer sex. And he does little, if anything, to conceal his contempt, often voicing his feelings aloud - until he opens his mouth one time too many.

Caldor aims a crude insult at Dierdre, not knowing that she has the power to destroy him. But she decides to merely change him instead.