Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • Cocksure
  • Written by Mordecai Richler
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9781551995595
  • Our Price: $16.99
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Cocksure

Cocksure

Written by Mordecai RichlerAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Mordecai Richler

eBook

List Price: $16.99

eBook

On Sale: December 31, 2010
Pages: | ISBN: 978-1-55199-559-5
Published by : Emblem Editions McClelland & Stewart
Cocksure Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - Cocksure
  • Email this page - Cocksure
  • Print this page - Cocksure
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
ABOUT THE AUTHOR ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PRAISE PRAISE
Tags for this book (powered by Library Thing)
fiction (17) canadian (9) canada (4)
fiction (17) canadian (9) canada (4)
Synopsis

Synopsis

In the swinging culture of sixties’ London, Canadian Mortimer Griffin is a beleaguered editor adrift in a sea of hypocrisy and deceit. Alone in a world where nobody shares his values but everyone wants the same things, Mortimer must navigate the currents of these changing times. Richler’s eccentric cast of characters include the gorgeous Polly, who conducts her life as though it were a movie, complete with censor-type cuts at all the climactic moments; Rachel Coleman, slinky Black Panther of the boudoir; Star Maker, the narcissistic Hollywood tycoon who has discovered the secret of eternal life; and a precocious group of school children with a taste for the teachings of the Marquis de Sade. Cocksure is a savagely funny satire on television, movies, and the entertainment industry. This is Mordecai Richler at his most caustic and wicked best.


From the Hardcover edition.
Mordecai Richler

About Mordecai Richler

Mordecai Richler - Cocksure

Photo © Jillian Edelstein

Mordecai Richler was born in Montreal in 1931.  Among his most successful novels are The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, St. Urbain’s Horseman, Solomon Gursky Was Here, and Barney’s Version.  He died in 2001.
Praise

Praise

“It’s a funny book, gorgeously so. I wish I’d written it myself.”
–Anthony Burgess, Life Magazine

“Short, sharp, sexy, and witty, it is full of energy and invention.…Exhilarating.”
–Margaret Drabble

“Outrageous and irreverent.”
Daily Express (U.K.)

“A wild, far-out satire that manages to be funny-dirty much of the time.…
Smashing hilarity.…”
Publishers Weekly

“Bright, authentically witty and imaginative and knocks you
cockeyed sprawling in the aisles.…”
Newsweek



From the Hardcover edition.

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: