Easy to Like
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Easy to Like

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

From award-winning author Edward Riche comes an immensely readable and sharp novel about “C”-list screenwriter and wannabe vintner Elliot Johnson. With his life growing more ruinous by the day — his writing career is on the rocks, his struggling vineyard is being investigated by the feds, and his son, a former child star, is in prison — Elliot decides to do what any self-respecting wine lover would do: escape to France.

Alas, fate has other things in store. Stranded in Canada by an expired passport, he is strongly encouraged to remain there due to his bit part in a growing Hollywood scandal. Deciding that Toronto may just be the perfectly engineered city in which to lay low, Elliot kills time by bluffing his way to the top of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

A brilliant work of searing satire, Easy to Like showcases one of our most original authors at his comic best.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Edward
Riche

Edward Riche, an award-winning writer for page, stage, and screen, was born in Botwood on the Bay of Exploits on the northeast coast of Newfoundland. His first novel, Rare Birds, was adapted into a major motion picture starring William Hurt and Molly Parker, and his second novel, The Nine Planets, was a Globe and Mail Best Book and won the Thomas Raddall Head Award. Edward Riche lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Edward Riche, an award-winning writer for page, stage, and screen, was born in Botwood on the Bay of Exploits on the northeast coast of Newfoundland. His first novel, Rare Birds, was adapted into a major motion picture starring William Hurt and Molly Parker, and his second novel, The Nine Planets, was a Globe and Mail Best Book and won the Thomas Raddall Head Award. Edward Riche lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

Easy to Like is a well-honed comic satire of modern tastes in film, television and wine in which a Hollywood screenwriter returns to his native Canada and attempts to take over the Canadian Broadcaster.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
01/01/2011
Author
Publisher
House of Anansi Press

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