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The Incomparable Atuk (New Canadian Library)

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Transplanted 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.

Richlers 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.

Synopsis:

McClelland & Stewart's elegant New Canadian Library series acknowledges and celebrates Canada's glorious literary achievements. Original Afterwords and bibliographies by leading writers complete each book.
-- Over 300 years of excellence in Canadian writing
-- Over one million sold since 1990

About the Author

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 Generals Awards and was shortlisted twice for the Booker Prize.

Mordecai Richler died in Montreal in July 2001.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780771099731
Afterword:
Gzowski, Peter
Author:
Gzowski, Peter
Author:
Richler, Mordecai
Author:
Gzowski, Peter
Afterword by:
Gzowski, Peter
Afterword:
Gzowski, Peter
Publisher:
New Canadian Library
Location:
Toronto :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Toronto (Ont.) Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
New Canadian Library
Series Volume:
no. 34
Publication Date:
19891031
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7 x 4.3 x 0.45 in 0.25 lb

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"Synopsis" by , McClelland & Stewart's elegant New Canadian Library series acknowledges and celebrates Canada's glorious literary achievements. Original Afterwords and bibliographies by leading writers complete each book.
-- Over 300 years of excellence in Canadian writing
-- Over one million sold since 1990
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