“The most versatile and prolific Canadian writer of his time.”
“[Richler’s] words land on the pages like manna, he is patriarch of the cutting line and everything he touches turns into a good read.”
–London Free Press
“He is a ringmaster, making his performers do dazzling backflips without missing a beat.”
“Richler has a style which can drip irony, and is unique and memorable.”
“There is no other writer…who can so deftly deploy pure dialogue to create such rich atmosphere of period and place.…He is such a terrific storyteller.…”
From the Paperback edition.