Format: Trade Paperback
Published: March 26, 2002
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0771074689
ISBN - 13: 9780771074684
From the Publisher
Eighteen-year-old Robbie Bookbinder is bummed out and bored, cut
adrift in the mid-1970s - the decade he calls The Great Hangover.
Sex feels outmoded, drugs don't seem to deliver like they used to,
and rock and roll's a bust in tired old Montreal. Quebec's arming
up for a cultural revolution, and bike gangs are warring in the
streets. In Robbie Bookbinder, we meet a character who embodies all
the potential, self-delusion, and resilience of contemporary youth.
All Robbie thinks he needs is a kick-start. What he gets is scared
half to death, as he discovers that life only improves when you
take a stand in it.
About the Author
Daniel Richler, a Gemini Award-winning broadcaster
and National Magazine Award-winning journalist, is currently
Editor-in-Chief/Supervising Producer of BookTelevision: The
Channel and the host of The Word. He lives in
"A funny, honest portrait etched in sharp, original, and exuberant
prose. More, please."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"An exhilarating romp.…[It] crackles with wit and insight."
-Geoff Pevere, Globe and Mail
"A combination of Portnoy's Complaint and a gutsy Catcher in the
Rye for the nineties."
-CBC-TV's The Journal