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The Acrobats

Penguin Modern Classics Edition

by (author) Mordecai Richler

Publisher
McClelland & Stewart
Initial publish date
Oct 2016
Category
Historical, 20th Century, Literary
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780771073342
    Publish Date
    Oct 2016
    List Price
    $22.00
  • CD-Audio

    ISBN
    9781511316606
    Publish Date
    Apr 2016
    List Price
    $21.99

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Living in a rat-infested hotel in Franco’s post-war Spain, André Bennett, a Canadian painter, loves Toni, his girl friend, who wants him to return home. Roger Kraus, a Nazi on the run, shadows the young artist day and night. They meet on a bridge during the last night of the fiesta, and as the sky is shredded by exploding fireworks, the story draws to its violent climax. Originally published in 1954, The Acrobats marks Mordecai Richler’s stunning debut as a novelist.

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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