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Solomon Gursky Was Here

Solomon Gursky Was Here

Since the age of 11 Moses Berger has been obsessed with the Gursky clan, an insanely wealthy, profoundly seductive family of Jewish-Canadian descent. Now a 52-year-old alcoholic biographer, Berger is desperately trying to chronicle the stories of their lives, especially that of the mysterious Solomon Gursky, who may or may not have died in a plane crash.

 

Solomon Gursky Was Here

About the Author

Mordecai Richler

Mordecai Richler was born in Montreal in January 1931. His work includes The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz - made into a film in 1974 - The Acrobats and Barney’s Version.  He was twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize, in 1971 with St Urbain’s Horseman and again in 1990 with Solomon Gursky Was Here.  He was a prominent journalist and wrote several children’s books, screenplays and movie versions of his own works. A number of his essays were collected in Notes on an Endangered Species

He died in Montreal in 2001.