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.
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.
About the Author
Mordecai Richler est ne en 1931 a Montreal. Il a vecu a Paris, en Espagne et en Angleterre, puis, en 1972, il s est reinstalle au Canada. Journaliste et ecrivain renomme, il a publie plusieurs romans dont "L Apprentissage de Duddy Kravitz". Mordecai Richler est decede le 3 juillet 2001.
The much-loved, long-time host of CBC Radio's "Morningside", Peter Gzowksi was one of Canada's best-known and most respected journalists. He was a Companion of the Order of Canada, winner of several broadcasting awards and the recipient of several honorary doctorates. In addition to "The Game of Our Lives", Gzowski wrote many bestselling books. His last book, "A Peter Gzowski Reader", was published shortly before his death early in 2002.