By Mordecai Richler

Transplanted to Toronto from his local Baffin Island, Atuk the poet is an not likely in a single day good fortune. Eagerly adapting to a society steeped in pretension, bigotry, and greed, Atuk quickly abandons the literary lifestyles in favour of extra profitable -- and unsafe -- schemes.

Richler's hilarious and devastating satire lampoons the self-deceptions of "the Canadian identity" and derides the hypocrisy of a state that seeks cultural independence through slavishly pursuing the yankee dream.

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