CI 44 – Riverrun by Peter Such

Riverrun by Peter Such (Clarke Irwin Canadian Paperbacks 44) front cover Riverrun

From the Back Cover:


Peter Such is joint co-ordinator for degree programs in Canadian Studies at Atkinson College, York University. In the past he has taught at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Cambrian College (North Bay), and Erindale College, University of Toronto, where he was writer-in-residence for two years.

Previously he has published Fallout, a novel set in a Northern Ontario mining community, and Soundprints, biographies of six contemporary composers. His poetry has appeared in a number of Canadian magazines, and he himself founded Impulse, a quarterly in Canadian writing.

Mr. Such lives in Toronto with his family.


“It is one of the best novels to come out of Canada – or anywhere – in some time and establishes Peter Such as one of the best creative writers we have…” Calgary Herald.

“Riverrun is not the most pleasant novel you will read this year, but it is one of the most moving and memorable. It will haunt you for a very long time.” Canadian Reader.

“Such gives his novel the gauze-like quality of a dream….It is a superb chronicle of death..” Saturday Night.

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