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St. Urbain's Horseman (1971) [Novel]
by Mordecai Richler Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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St. Urbainís Horseman is a complex, moving, and wonderfully comic evocation of a generation consumed with guilt Ė guilt at not joining every battle, at not healing every wound. Thirty-seven-year-old Jake Hersh is a film director of modest success, a faithful husband, and a man in disgrace. His alter ego is his cousin Joey, a legend in their childhood neighbourhood in Montreal. Nazi-hunter, adventurer, and hero of the Spanish Civil War, Joey is the avenging horseman of Jakeís impotent dreams. When Jake becomes embroiled in a scandalous trial in London, England, he puts his own unadventurous life on trial as well, finding it desperately wanting as he steadfastly longs for the Horsemanís glorious return. Irreverent, deeply felt, as scathing in its critique of social mores as it is uproariously funny, St. Urbainís Horseman confirms Mordecai Richlerís reputation as a pre-eminent observer of the hypocrisies and absurdities of modern life.

Original title: St. Urbain's Horseman
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

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  • Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, 1971

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Edition #1: St. Urbain's Horseman

St. Urbain's Horseman (1966)
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Language: English

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St. Urbain's Horseman (April 2004)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: New Canadian Library

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St. Urbain's Horseman (April 10, 2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 9780771075193
Pages: 504

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St. Urbain's Horseman (2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 0771075197
Pages: 504
Notes (IBList user synopsis): Emblem Edition

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St. Urbain's Horseman (October 15, 1992)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9780099858508
Pages: 460

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St. Urbain's Horseman (February 1, 1992)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780140167696
Dimensions: 5 x 7 x 1 in
Pages: 464

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St. Urbain's Horseman (November 1, 1989)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 9780771099748
Dimensions: 4.3 x 7 x 1.2
Pages: 472
Notes (IBList user synopsis): Afterword by Guy Vanderhaeghe

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St. Urbain's Horseman (1971)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

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St. Urbain's Horseman (January 1, 1971)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 9780771093401
Pages: 467

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