Solomon Gursky was Here

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Vintage, 1991 - Explorers - 509 pages
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Since the age of 11 Moses Berger has been obsessed withthe Gursky clan, and insanely wealthy, profoundly seductive family of Jewish-Canadian descent. Now a 52-year-old alcoholic biographer, 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.

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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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For me not an easy read, often feel asleep reading it - tired or the story? Read full review

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About the author (1991)

A two-time recipient of Canada's Governor's General Award and the winner of Screenwriters Guild of America Award for Best Screenplay (for the film version of "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz"), Mordecai Richler published 10 novels before his death in 2001. He was also a regular contributor to a diverse range of magazines, including "Gentlemen's Quarterly, The Spectator, The New Statesmen" and "Punch".

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