Barney's Version

Barney's Version

by Mordecai Richler
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Barney's Version by Mordecai Richler

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307476883
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/04/2010
Series: Vintage International Series
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 516,997
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.

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Barney's Version (Movie Tie-in Edition) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I i going to stop riting
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.