The Incomparable Atuk (New Canadian Library)

The Incomparable Atuk (New Canadian Library)

Mordecai Richler


Transplanted to Toronto from his local Baffin Island, Atuk the poet is an not likely in a single day luck. Eagerly adapting to a society steeped in pretension, bigotry, and greed, Atuk quickly abandons the literary lifestyles in favour of extra profitable – and unsafe – schemes.

Richler’s hilarious and devastating satire lampoons the self-deceptions of “the Canadian id” and derides the hypocrisy of a country that seeks cultural independence through slavishly pursuing the yank dream.

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