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Charged with comedian strength and a steely omit for any pieties whatever, Barney's model is a tremendous Richler novel, the main own and feeling e-book of an extended and exceptional career.
Told within the first individual, it offers us the existence (and what a life!) of Barney Panofsky--whose trashy television corporation, completely dead Productions, has made him a small fortune; whose 3 better halves contain a martyred feminist icon, a fundamental JCP (Jewish-Canadian Princess), and the incomparable Miriam, the correct spouse, lover, and mother--alas, now married to a different guy; who recollects with nostalgia and discomfort his younger manhood within the Paris of the early fifties, and his lifelong ardour for wine, ladies, and the Montreal Canadiens; who both did or didn't homicide his ally, Boogie, after gaining knowledge of him in mattress with the second one Mrs. Panofsky; whose satirical eye for the idiocies of today's Quebec separatists (as good as for each different type of political correctness) manages to offend his complete acquaintanceship (and will quickly be offending readers everywhere); and whose memory--though now not his bile--is, in his sixty-seventh 12 months, certainly slipping . . .
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