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Murdering the Millefeuilles

Thomas Jones: Emma Richler, 3 January 2002

Sister Crazy 
by Emma Richler.
Flamingo, 258 pp., £12.99, September 2001, 0 00 711822 8
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... well as something about the cynicism of corporate merchandising). Jemima Weiss, the narrator of Emma Richler’s first novel, is as a nine-year-old devoted to Action Man. With each purchase of an item from the Action Man directory, you were awarded stars in proportion to its value . . . When you had collected 21 stars you won a free Action Man . . . I ...

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Tessa Hadley: Richler’s happy families, 3 February 2005

Feed My Dear Dogs 
by Emma Richler.
Fourth Estate, 502 pp., £17.99, January 2005, 0 00 718985 0
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... language and according to the value system we are given by parents and relatives and at school. Emma Richler’s new novel, Feed My Dear Dogs, and her earlier work, Sister Crazy (2001), capture vividly the closed world of one family. In the middle of both books the family moves from 1960s England to Montreal, but our attention isn’t drawn to the ...

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