Easy to Like

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House of Anansi, Aug 10, 2011 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Nominated for the BMO Winterset Award and the ReLit Award

From award-winning author Edward Riche comes an immensely readable and sharp novel about "C"-list screenwriter and wannabe vintner Elliot Johnson. With his life growing more ruinous by the day -- his writing career is on the rocks, his struggling vineyard is being investigated by the feds, and his son, a former child star, is in prison -- Elliot decides to do what any self-respecting wine lover would do: escape to France.

Alas, fate has other things in store. Stranded in Canada by an expired passport, he is strongly encouraged to remain there due to his bit part in a growing Hollywood scandal. Deciding that Toronto may just be the perfectly engineered city in which to lay low, Elliot kills time by bluffing his way to the top of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

A brilliant work of searing satire, Easy to Like showcases one of our most original authors at his comic best.

 

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User Review  - Gayle_C._Bull - LibraryThing

Is it better for the arts to be innovative or popular? It's the eternal question that every person who chooses to work in a creative profession must ask themselves, and this clever satire tackles this ... Read full review

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User Review  - icolford - LibraryThing

We don't expect young wine or inexpensive chocolate to deliver subtlety and nuance, and Edward Riche's novel Easy to Like (the title says it all) is a similar kind of light confection. Elliott Johnson ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
20
Section 3
34
Section 4
50
Section 5
64
Section 6
79
Section 7
103
Section 8
115
Section 11
184
Section 12
185
Section 13
221
Section 14
231
Section 15
249
Section 16
261
Section 17
282
Section 18
294

Section 9
142
Section 10
158
Section 19
296
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About the author (2011)

Edward Riche, an award-winning writer for page, stage, and screen, was born in Botwood on the Bay of Exploits on the northeast coast of Newfoundland. His first novel, Rare Birds, was adapted into a major motion picture starring William Hurt and Molly Parker, and his second novel, The Nine Planets, was a Globe and Mail Best Book and won the Thomas Raddall Head Award. Edward Riche lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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