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Kicking Tomorrow

Richler, Daniel

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Kicked out of his house at age eighteen, Montreal malcontent Robbie Bookbinder drifts through the city, meeting Rosie the stripper, Queenie Graves, the chicken debeaker Louie-Louie, and a girl named Ivy.

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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.

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“A funny, honest portrait etched in sharp, original, and exuberant prose. More, please.”
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“An exhilarating romp.…[It] crackles with wit and insight.”
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“A combination of Portnoy’s Complaint and a gutsy Catcher in the Rye for the nineties.”
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Published by Random House (1992)
ISBN 10: 0679411887 ISBN 13: 9780679411888
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