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Barney Panofsky—Canadian expat, wily lover of women, writer, television producer, raconteur—is finally putting pen to paper so he can rebut the charges about him made in his rival’s autobiography. Whether it’s ranting about his bohemian misadventures during the 1950’s in Paris, his tumultuous three marriages, or his successful trashy TV company, Totally Unnecessary Productions, he quickly proves that his memory may be slipping, but his bile isn’t. But when he’s charged with the murder of his own best friend—caught in bed with the second Mrs. Panofsky—Barney’s version of things might not be enough to keep him out of trouble.
|Publisher:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
|Series:||Vintage International Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.34(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.93(d)|
About the Author
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I i going to stop riting
Best last page of a book I have ever read! Barney's Version was the first Richler book I had read - loved his cantankerous humour
I can't believe this book didn't get any more attention than it has so far. Mordecai Richler's unique yet familiar perspective (an urban Jew in the New World, only Canada instead of the U.S. northeast) is at once dense, comedic, and heart-wrenching. And the ending to this book: I shook my head in amazement for about two days (and probably cried a little, too). One note: If you read Richler's first great novel, 'The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz' first, you'll enjoy Barney's Version just a little more than you would otherwise. P.S. 'The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz' was also a pretty good movie with a young Richard Dreyfuss as Duddy.