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Mordecai by Charles Foran
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Apr 12, 2011

it was amazing
Read in April, 2011

At 700 plus pages,Mordecai is one formidable book but it is also a very evenhanded biography of one of Canada's richest writers, and an enthralling glimpse into what made Mordecai Richler the man and icon he became. While it is Mordecai's story, it is also the history of the evolution of modern day Quebec and the significance of the English speaking minority in the consequences of the Quiet Revolution. While Richler left his beloved Montreal time and again, there was a lure to his roots that was magnetic and despite his huge output as a journalist and novelist, it is the Montreal Jewish books (Duddy/Gursky/Barney) that will endure. This was a book that was well worth the time it took to read.

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