Nominated for the BMO Winterset Award and the ReLit
From award-winning author Edward Riche comes an immensely
readable and sharp novel about "C"-list screenwriter and wannabe
vintner Elliot Johnson. With his life growing more ruinous by the
day -- his writing career is on the rocks, his struggling vineyard
is being investigated by the feds, and his son, a former child
star, is in prison -- Elliot decides to do what any self-respecting
wine lover would do: escape to France.
Alas, fate has other things in store. Stranded in Canada by an
expired passport, he is strongly encouraged to remain there due to
his bit part in a growing Hollywood scandal. Deciding that Toronto
may just be the perfectly engineered city in which to lay low,
Elliot kills time by bluffing his way to the top of the Canadian
A brilliant work of searing satire, Easy to Like
showcases one of our most original authors at his comic best.