Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: October 19, 2010
Publisher: Knopf Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307376028
ISBN - 13: 9780307376022
From the Publisher
Foran's book is IT: the definitive, detailed, intimate portrait of Mordecai Richler, the lion of Canadian literature, and the turbulent, changing times that nurtured him. It is also an extraordinary love story that lasted half a century.
The first major biography with access to family letters and archives. Mordecai Richler was an outsized and outrageous novelist whose life reads like fiction.
Mordecai Richler won multiple Governor General's Literary Awards, the Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, among others, as well as many awards for his children's books. He also wrote Oscar-nominated screenplays. His influence was larger than life in Canada and abroad. In Mordecai, award-winning novelist and journalist Charlie Foran brings to the page the richness of Mordecai's life as young bohemian, irreverent writer, passionate and controversial Canadian, loyal friend and deeply romantic lover. He explores Mordecai's distraught childhood, and gives us the "portrait of a marriage"?? the lifelong love affair with Florence, with Mordecai as beloved father of five. The portrait is alive and intimate ??warts and all.
From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Charles Foran was born in Toronto, Canada in 1960. He received degrees in English literature and history from the University of Toronto and a Master's degree in Irish Literature at University College, Dublin. His first book, Sketches in Winter, was published in 1992. He has written over ten fiction and nonfiction books including Kitchen Music, The Story of My Life (So Far), House on Fire, Carolan's Farewell, and Maurice Richard. He won the QSPELL for The Last House of Ulster in 1995 and for Butterfly Lovers in 1997. He also won the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction for Mordecai: The Life and Times. He is a contributing reviewer for The Globe and Mail and co-wrote the TV documentary Mordecai Richler: The Last of the Wild Jews. He has taught in China, Hong Kong, and Canada.