Bergen
2012 Shortlist

The Matter with Morris

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

When Morris Schutt, a prominent newspaper columnist, surveys his life he sees disaster everywhere. His son has just been killed in Afghanistan, and his newspaper has put him on indefinite leave; his psychiatrist wife, Lucille, seems headed for the door; he is strongly attracted to Ursula, the wife of a dairy farmer; and his daughter appears to be having an affair with one of her professors.

What is a thinking man to do but turn to Cicero and Plato and Socrates in search of the truth? Or better still; call one of those discreet “dating services” in search of happiness? But happiness, as Morris discovers, is not that easy to find.

An unforgettable story with a vitality, charm and i ntelligence all its own.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR David
Bergen

David Bergen is an award-winning author of eight previous novels and a collection of short stories. Among his acclaimed works are The Time in Between, which won the Scotiabank Giller Prize; The Matter with Morris, which was a finalist for the Giller Prize, the winner of the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award and the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, and a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; The Age of Hope which was a #1 bestseller and a finalist for Canada Reads; and Stranger, which was a finalist for the Giller Prize. Bergen lives in Winnipeg. (from Publisher)

David Bergen is an award-winning author of eight previous novels and a collection of short stories. Among his acclaimed works are The Time in Between, which won the Scotiabank Giller Prize; The Matter with Morris, which was a finalist for the Giller Prize, the winner of the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award and the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, and a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; The Age of Hope which was a #1 bestseller and a finalist for Canada Reads; and Stranger, which was a finalist for the Giller Prize. Bergen lives in Winnipeg. (from Publisher)

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
29/11/2011
Country
Canada
Original Language
English
Author
Publisher
Counterpoint Press

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