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In the swinging culture of sixties London, Canadian Mortimer Griffin is a beleaguered editor adrift in a sea of hypocrisy and deceit. Alone in a world where nobody shares his values but everyone wants the same things, Mortimer must navigate the currents of these changing times. Richlers eccentric cast of characters include the gorgeous Polly, who conducts her life as though it were a movie, complete with censor-type cuts at all the climactic moments; Rachel Coleman, slinky Black Panther of the boudoir; Star Maker, the narcissistic Hollywood tycoon who has discovered the secret of eternal life; and a precocious group of school children with a taste for the teachings of the Marquis de Sade. Cocksure is a savagely funny satire on television, movies, and the entertainment industry. This is Mordecai Richler at his most caustic and wicked best.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780771075100
Publisher:
Emblem Editions
Location:
Toronto, Ont.
Author:
Richler, Mordecai
Subject:
Publishers and publishing
Subject:
Motion picture industry
Subject:
Nineteen sixties
Subject:
Canadians
Subject:
Black humor
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
fiction;canadian;canada
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
2001-12
Publication Date:
20020403
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.39 x 5.37 x .44 in .54 lb

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