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This is an auction for SOLOMON GURSKY WAS HERE by Mordecai Richler.

"After a ten-year hiatus, Richler, one of Canada's premier novelists, returns with a ribald reworking of Canadian history that chronicles the fortunes of the mythical Gursky family. (His last novel was Joshua Then and Now, LJ 5/15/80.) From patriarch Ephraim, a con man who arrived with a doomed British Arctic exploration team, through his bootlegger grandsons Bernard, Solomon, and Morrie, who parlayed prohibition into a distillery fortune, the Gurskys' penchant for grand and petty larceny is played off against upper-crust Canadian and English society, torn between greed and anti-Semitism. Moses Berger, Solomon's appropriately alcoholic biographer, assembles the pieces of Gursky history in a hilarious narrative that jumps back and forth from Victorian England to modern Montreal and all points in between. With a cast of outlandishly funny characters, Richler skewers the pretensions of the rich, the religious, and the avaricious in his best novel yet. Essential."
- Library Journal (US)

Very favourable reviews on

Paperback 1991.

507 pages.

Very good condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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