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Joshua Then and Now

Richler, Mordecai

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ISBN 10: 0394493516 / ISBN 13: 9780394493510
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, U.S.A., 1980
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: Joshua Then and Now

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition

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Joshua Then and Now is about Joshua Shapiro today, and the Joshua he was. His father a boxer turned honest crook, his mother an erotic dancer whose greatest performance was at Joshua’s bar mitzvah, Joshua has overcome his inauspicious beginnings in the Jewish ghetto of Montreal to become a celebrated television writer and a successful journalist. But Joshua, now middle-aged, is not a happy man. Incapacitated by a freak accident, anguished by the disappearance of his WASP wife, and caught up in a sex scandal, Joshua is besieged by the press and tormented by the ghosts of his youth. Set in Montreal, the novel chronicles the rocky journey we all make between the countries of the past and the present. Raucous, opinionated, tender, Joshua Then and Now is a memorable excursion into Mordecai Richler's comic universe.
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“A richly comic satire in the best uninhibited Richler tradition, full of sharp jabs and ticking bombs.…”
Globe and Mail

“A superb work, a rowdy, roistering tour de force.…It’s Richler the Irreverent at the height of his powers.”
Calgary Herald

"Full of splendid writing.…Funny, compassionate, ambitious, perceptive and rich in character.…Richler has unflagging comic energy.”
Chicago Tribune

"Wildly funny.”
–Joseph Heller, author of Catch-22

"A thoroughly enjoyable, exhilarating read.”
Times Literary Supplement

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