The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (Paperback)
|Author: Mordecai Richler|
|From Mordecai Richler, one of our greatest satirists, comes one of literature's most delightful characters, Duddy Kravitz -- in a novel that belongs in the pantheon of seminal twentieth century books.|
Duddy -- the third generation of a Jewish immigrant family in Montreal -- is combative, amoral, scheming, a liar, and totally hilarious. From his street days tormenting teachers at the Jewish academy to his time hustling four jobs at once in a grand plan to "be somebody, " Duddy learns about living -- and the lesson is an outrageous roller-coaster ride through the human comedy. As Richler turns his blistering commentary on love, money, and politics, THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ becomes a lesson for us all...in laughter and in life.
From the Publisher:
From his third generation Jewish immigrant family in Montreal, Duddy learns about life in this unforgettable human comedy.
Mordecai Richler's classic coming-of-age novel, about a monumentally self-absorbed, upwardly mobile young man--like Richler, a Canadian Jew--was seen by Jews as an unwarranted attack on the Montreal Jewish community, but became a huge popular success after it was made into a 1974 motion picture starring Richard Dreyfuss.