An alcoholic writer pursues his long-standing obsession with the bizarre and colourful Gursky family, in Mordecai Richler’s rollicking tour de force.

Since the age of 11, Moses Berger has been obsessed with the Gursky clan, an insanely wealthy, profoundly seductive and highly dysfunctional 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.
The Booker Prize 1990
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Mordecai Richler

Mordecai Richler

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Mordecai Richler was born in Montreal, Canada. An acclaimed Canadian novelist and essayist, he was twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
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