By George Galt
Sexual entanglements, the libel go well with of the last decade, an accusation of plagiarism, and a unexpected suicide layer this witty, acid-tongued trip throughout the Canadian media international of the Nineteen Nineties.
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He stopped, reread his note, crumpled it up, and was about to toss it away when his secretary appeared with the day's mail. Chaser pushed aside his work and eagerly took a handful of letters. Dear Editor: I have been reading Berger's magazine since the hungry thirties when my mother used to scrimp on housekeeping expenditures so we could afford a subscription. You are the inheritor of a proud Canadian tradition. But are you living up to it? I would like to know why you published the sensational Vancouver.
The car's a write-off, that's all. " "I was in Moscow for the fall of the Wall, you know. I survived early glasnost and perestroika. " He handed the "SOME CHICKEN" typescript to Max. p.? " When Chaser had left, Max settled in to read the twenty-five pages. The essay was a bizarre self-indulgence locating its writer at the centre of world events. The self-aggrandizement 29 G E O R G E G A L T began with paragraph one: "My eighth birthday coincided with Winston Spencer Churchill's address to the Canadian Parliament early in World War n.
As she typed, Sarah could see a small picture of him in her mind's eye: a squeaky-voiced, five-foot-five actor with a white goatee and a cigarillo, who liked putting on overalls and performimg his Mudcutter routine at men's service clubs. After he'd delivered the third title, he'd told Sarah that writing the material had become a grim chore. This time he'd managed to come up with only two-thirds of a book. She was keeping in a separate folder all the pages she'd done herself. If she was going to co-write these dumb bestsellers, she wanted some of the credit.
Scribes & Scoundrels by George Galt