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Solomon Gursky Was Here

Penguin Modern Classics Edition

by (author) Mordecai Richler

Publisher
Penguin Group Canada
Initial publish date
May 2017
Category
Classics, Historical, Literary
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780735233409
    Publish Date
    May 2017
    List Price
    $22.00
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780670825264
    Publish Date
    Oct 1988
    List Price
    $26.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780143051459
    Publish Date
    Jun 2005
    List Price
    $20.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780143012641
    Publish Date
    Jan 2002
    List Price
    $19.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780140277272
    Publish Date
    Sep 1998
    List Price
    $17.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780140116083
    Publish Date
    Oct 1989
    List Price
    $7.99
  • CD-Audio

    ISBN
    9781978646957
    Publish Date
    Jun 2019
    List Price
    $37.99
  • CD-Audio

    ISBN
    9781522606512
    Publish Date
    May 2016
    List Price
    $14.99

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Description

Berger, son of the failed poet L.B. Berger, is in the grips of an obsession. The Gursky family with its colourful bootlegging history, its bizarre connections with the North and the Inuit, and its wildly eccentric relations, both fascinates and infuriates him. His quest to unravel their story leads to the enigmatic Ephraim Gursky: document forger in Victorian England, sole survivor of the ill-fated Franklin expedition and charasmatic religious leader of the Arctic. Of Ephraim's three grandsons, Bernard has fought, wheeled and cheated his way to the head of a liquor empire. His brother Morrie has reluctantly followed along. But how does Ephraim's protege, Solomon, fit in? Elusive, mysterious and powerful, Solomon Gursky hovers in the background, always out of Moses' grasp, but present-like an omen.

About the author

Mordecai Richler (1931-2001) wrote ten novels; numerous screenplays, essays, children's books; and several works of non-fiction. He gained international acclaim with The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, which was later made into a movie. During his career, he was the recipient of dozens of literary awards, including two Governor General's Awards, The Giller Prize and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. Mordecai Richler was made a Companion of the Order of Canada in 2001.

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