St. Urbain’s Horseman is a complex, moving, and wonderfully comic evocation of a generation consumed with guilt – guilt at not joining every battle, at not healing every wound. Thirty-seven-year-old Jake Hersh is a film director of modest success, a faithful husband, and a man in disgrace. His alter ego is his cousin Joey, a legend in their childhood neighbourhood in Montreal. Nazi-hunter, adventurer, and hero of the Spanish Civil War, Joey is the avenging horseman of Jake’s impotent dreams. When Jake becomes embroiled in a scandalous trial in London, England, he puts his own unadventurous life on trial as well, finding it desperately wanting as he steadfastly longs for the Horseman’s glorious return. Irreverent, deeply felt, as scathing in its critique of social mores as it is uproariously funny, St. Urbain’s Horseman confirms Mordecai Richler’s reputation as a pre-eminent observer of the hypocrisies and absurdities of modern life.
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“The most brilliant and exciting new novel in years…Mordecai Richler has written a masterpiece.”
– The New Leader
Mordecai Richler was born in Montreal in 1931. The author of ten successful novels, numerous screenplays, and several books of non-fiction, his novel, Barney's Version, was an acclaimed bestseller and the winner of The Giller Prize, the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour, the QSpell Award, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Novel in the Caribbean and Canada region. Richler also won two Governor General’s Awards and was shortlisted twice for the Booker Prize.
Mordecai Richler died in Montreal in July 2001.
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Descrizione libro McClelland & Stewart, 1971. Condizione libro: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP96591135
Descrizione libro McClelland & Stewart, 1971. Condizione libro: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP74966577
Descrizione libro McClelland & Stewart, 1971. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 1971. 467 pages. Multi-coloured, pictorial dust jacket over green cloth. Firm binding. Mild foxing, tanning and handling marks with inscription of previous owners name at front pages. Slight bumping to corners with mild rubbing along edges and over surfaces. Unclipped jacket. Chipping and tears to spine ends and along edges with moderate rubbing and wear over surfaces. book. Codice libro della libreria 1472728213RF
Descrizione libro McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1971. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VG-. Condizione sovraccoperta: VG-. Please note description of condition below. Neither remainder nor ex-lib. Hardcover in bluish-green cloth, in grey horseman-illustrated jacket, 8vo. Prsumed 1st Canadian edition with no other printings listed. 467pp. + colophon. VG- to VG/VG-. Book has ffep excised somewhat raggedly along gutter. Otherwise NF with mild rubbing at spine ends of otherwise sharp, clean cloth; strong, square binding that somewhat stiffly favors several places within; clean, unmarked pages. Jacket has closed 1/2" tear and 1" diameter semi-circular crease (all internally taped) at lower front corner; softening and short tear lower spine end; occasional rubbing to rear panel with softening toward upper edge. Front colors and titles clean and bright. Jacket in Brodart. Small former price label lower corner front flap. Codice libro della libreria 027077