Mordecai Richler, like many of the characters he invented, was shaped by the tight, supportive Montreal neighbourhood where he grew up. And he in turn created an imaginary neighbourhood about one block over from the real one. Richler lived and breathed these streets even after he left them. He remembered them, savoured their sights and sounds and smells, and then described them in his writings over a period of fifty years.
Mordeccai Richler Was Here features selections from Richler's most memorable writing - both fiction and non-fiction - along with family photographs, archival images, and irreverent illustrations by political cartoonist Aislin.