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The Incomparable Atuk

(1963)
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Transplanted to Toronto from his native Baffin Island, Atuk the poet is an unlikely overnight success. Eagerly adapting to a society steeped in pretension, bigotry, and greed, Atuk soon abandons the literary life in favour of more lucrative – and hazardous – schemes.

Richler’s hilarious and devastating satire lampoons the self-deceptions of “the Canadian identity” and derides the hypocrisy of a nation that seeks cultural independence by slavishly pursuing the American dream.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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October 1989 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Incomparable Atuk
Author(s): Mordecai Richler
ISBN: 0-7710-9973-8 / 978-0-7710-9973-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: New Canadian Library
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May 1972 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Incomparable Atuk
Author(s): Mordecai Richler
ISBN: 0-586-03777-2 / 978-0-586-03777-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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October 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Incomparable Atuk, The
Author(s): Mordecai Richler
ISBN: 1-5113-1662-4 / 978-1-5113-1662-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Incomparable Atuk
Author(s): Mordecai Richler
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June 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Incomparable Atuk
Author(s): Mordecai Richler
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Incomparable Atuk (New Canadian Library)
Author(s): Mordecai Richler
Publisher: New Canadian Library
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