Findley's career as a professional actor is nowhere more present than in this fascinating novel of revelatory props, coded dialogue, and emblematic settings. Mauberley's participation in an international cabal of intelligentsia and power brokers also lends Famous Last Words the suspense of an espionage novel. This fictional group, devoted to creating a new, post-national Europe, anticipates the migrant fixations of so many of Findley's fellow Canadian novelists. Like the characters of Mordecai Richler, Rohinton Mistry, Guy Vanderhaeghe, and Mavis Gallant, Findley's Mauberley is, in Michael Ondaatje's phrase, another "international bastard--born in one place and choosing to live elsewhere. Fighting to get back to or get away from our homelands all our lives." --Darryl Whetter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Fantastic book. Tremendous plot and characters. Ingenious writing. A story about the incredible need we have to tell our stories. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Annabel Buckely
Reading this makes you realize what we lost when Tiff Findlay died. This must be my fourth or fifth copy that I've ordered since I tend to give them away--often to Americans who... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Canadian schoolmarm