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Weekend Man

3.35  ·  Rating Details  ·  62 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
It is one of those rare novels that readers describe as having "changed my life." First published in the early 1970s, The Weekend Man immediately established Richard B. Wright as a fresh and powerful new voice in North American fiction. Now, with his 1995 double nomination for the Giller Prize and the Governor General's Award for The Age of Longing, Richard B. Wright conti ...more
Published December 10th 2001 by Phyllis Bruce Books Perennial (first published 1970)
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Benjamin Kahn
I didn't think I had read any of Wright's books before, but then I noticed that I read Farthing's Fortunes two years ago and apparently liked it - I gave it four stars. I can't really remember it now, the curse of reading a lot of books.

This book was Wright's first, and it's not a great one. It reminds me a little of Joseph Heller's Something Happened, but Heller's book is intense, extremely hard to get through, but ultimately more rewarding. You can relate to the protagonist in that book, even
Aug 09, 2012 Mike rated it liked it
Some isolated beautiful passages, but this piece is more about philosophy than plot. The central conflict is not as well crafted as it is in Adultery or October. I continue to think of this man as a favourite writer no matter how faint this praise may be.
Sep 25, 2013 Richard rated it really liked it
Humorous look at an unambitious man. Well written like most of Wright's novels.
Kevin Gallan
i didn't think i was going to like but i did...very well written
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Richard B. Wright is a Canadian novelist.

Born in Midland, Ontario, Wright attended Trent University, from which he graduated in 1970. He is the author of 13 published novels and two children's books. Many of his older novels were out of print, but were republished after his novel Clara Callan won three of Canada's major literary awards in 2001: the Giller Prize; the Trillium Book Award; and the Go
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