The Incomparable Atuk
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Incomparable Atuk by Mordecai Richler
Book DescriptionTransplanted to Toronto from his native Baffin Island, Atuk the poet is an unlikely overnight success. Eagerly adapting to a society steeped in pretension, bigotry, and greed, Atuk soon abandons the literary life in favour of more lucrative and hazardous schemes. Richler s hilarious and devastating satire lampoons the self-deceptions of the Canadian identity and derides the hypocrisy of a nation that seeks cultural independence by slavishly pursuing the American dream."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780771099731
(178mm x 111mm x 12mm)
Imprint: McClelland & Stewart Inc.
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Inc.
Publish Date: 31-Dec-1991
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Mordecai Richler
Home Sweet Home, Paperback (April 2016)
At the tender age of nineteen the author left Canada to live and work in Europe. In this book, he takes us from Toronto bars to the Yellowknife Golf Club just below the Arctic Circle, from Winnipeg, capital of Manitoba to that fateful day when the Russians invaded and captured Canada's own national sport - hockey.
Barney's Version, Paperback (January 2011)
Before his brain began to shrink, Barney Panofsky clung to two cher-ished beliefs. Life was absurd, and nobody ever truly understood any-body else. Even his friends tend to agree that Barney is 'a wife-abuser, an intellectual fraud, a purveyor of pap, a drunk with a pen-chant for violence and probably a murderer'.
Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Paperback (March 1999)» View all books by Mordecai Richler
From his third generation Jewish immigrant family in Montreal, Duddy learns about life in this unforgettable human comedy.
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Author Biography - Mordecai Richler
Mordecai Richler was born in Montreal in 1931. The author of ten successful novels, numerous screenplays, and several books of non-fiction, his novel, "Barney's Version, " was an acclaimed bestseller and the winner of The Giller Prize, the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour, the QSpell Award, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Novel in the Caribbean and Canada region. Richler also won two Governor General s Awards and was shortlisted twice for the Booker Prize. Mordecai Richler died in Montreal in July 2001. "From the Trade Paperback edition.""
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