Solomon Gursky was Here

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Vintage, 1991 - Explorers - 509 pages
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WINNER OF THE 1990 COMMONWEALTH WRITERS PRIZE, SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 1990

Since the age of eleven Moses Berger has been obsessed with the Gursky clan, an insanely wealthy, profoundly seductive family of Jewish-Canadian descent. Now a 52-year-old alcoholic boigrapher, Berger is desperately trying to chronicle the stories of their lives, especially that of the mysterious Solomon Gursky, who may or may not have died in a plane crash.

A rich, irreverent and exuberant comic masterpiece from the author of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz and St Urbain's Horseman.

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Solomon Gursky was here: a novel

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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 ... Read full review

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Epic and confusing if you don't keep up with the story as there is a large family tree that Richler is exploring (The Gurskys), along with the lead protagonist, Moses Berger. There is also a host of ... Read full review

About the author (1991)

Mordecai Richler was born in Montreal in 1931. He won the Commonwealth Prize, the Paris Review Humour Prize and was nominated for an Oscar for his screenplay of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz. He died in 2001.

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