The Incomparable Atuk (New Canadian Library) (Mass Market Paperbound)

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By Mordecai Richler, Peter Gzowski (Afterword by)
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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.
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 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.""
Product Details
ISBN: 9780771099731
ISBN-10: 0771099738
Publisher: New Canadian Library
Publication Date: October 1st, 1989
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: New Canadian Library