Cocksure evokes the outrageous and bawdy years of the "Swingin' Sixties." Mordechai Richler has assembled the most bizarre gallery of types—Mortimer Griffin, worried about impotence and with good reason; Rachel Coleman, slinky Black Panther of the boudoir; the Star Maker, a movie tycoon of truly unnerving erotic abilities and a living miracle of spare-part surgery; a precocious group of schoolchildren with a taste for the teachings of the Marquis de Sade and many more characters all working out their problems against the frantic background of post-war freedom discovering Sixties Britain.
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In the swinging culture of sixties? London, Canadian Mortimer Griffin is a beleaguered editor adrift in a sea of hypocrisy and deceit. Alone in a world where nobody shares his values but everyone wants the same things, Mortimer must navigate the currents of these changing times. Richler?s eccentric cast of characters include the gorgeous Polly, who conducts her life as though it were a movie, complete with censor-type cuts at all the climactic moments; Rachel Coleman, slinky Black Panther of the boudoir; Star Maker, the narcissistic Hollywood tycoon who has discovered the secret of eternal life; and a precocious group of school children with a taste for the teachings of the Marquis de Sade. Cocksure is a savagely funny satire on television, movies, and the entertainment industry. This is Mordecai Richler at his most caustic and wicked best.From the Back Cover:
“It’s a funny book, gorgeously so. I wish I’d written it myself.”
–Anthony Burgess, Life Magazine
“Short, sharp, sexy, and witty, it is full of energy and invention.…Exhilarating.”
“Outrageous and irreverent.”
– Daily Express (U.K.)
“A wild, far-out satire that manages to be funny-dirty much of the time.…
– Publishers Weekly
“Bright, authentically witty and imaginative and knocks you
cockeyed sprawling in the aisles.…”
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