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Winner of the 1990 Commonwealth Writers Prize, shortlisted for the Booker Prize 1990

Since the age of 11, 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 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.

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

©1989 Mordecai Richler (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Colme God Damn Feore

The story is fascinating, but the reading is even better. Mordecai Richler's epic straddles continents and centuries covering the Gursky clan. Their innumerable successes and incomparable failings are vividly exhibited in this tale of vice, hubris, and occaisionally, grace. Colme Feore's reading breathes life into characters of all stripes, and transports one into a world of cutthroat businessmen, nineteenth-century hoodlums, aristocrats, and Canadian rednecks. My only complaint is that I always hope for a happy ending, but this book isn't the lesser for it---I am.