Nominated by:

Provincial Resource Library, St John's, Canada

Publisher of nominated edition:

House of Anansi Press, Canada

Easy to Like

Edward Riche    

2013 Longlist

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.

(From Publisher)

About the Author

Edward Riche is an award-winning author, screenwriter, and playwright. Easy to Like is his most recent novel. He lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Librarian’s 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.

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