Morley Torgov


Lester & Orpen Denny's CAN/90
Seal Books CAN/91


Farb is a lawyer, and like most lawyers he is not an obvious candidate for secular sainthood. But one gruelling Friday, Farb is tested.

He becomes ensnared in a conflict of interest between two major clients over a real estate sale. His estranged, but still beloved, wife Mimi who left him to move to Los Angeles now wants her share of the value of their house so she can travel with a new man. And danger looms when he stumbles into an armed robbery at a convenience store.

How Farb sorts through the irritations, disappointments, and moral dilemmas of his life is the subject of Torgov's immensely entertaining and compassionate novel.