From the Back Cover:
Thirty-seven-year-old Jake Hersh is a film director of modest success, a faithful husband, and a man in disgrace. His alter ego is his cousin Joey, legend of their childhood neighbourhood in Montreal. Nazi-hunter, adventurer, hero of the Spanish Civil War, Joey is the avenging horseman of Jake’s impotent dreams. Embroiled in a scandalous trial, Jake reviews the moral confusion of his unheroic life, steadfastly longing for the Horseman’s glorious return.
ST. URBAIN’S HORSEMAN, Mordecai Richler’s most ambitious novel, won the Governor General’s Award for 1971.
“The most brilliant and exciting new novel in years… Mordecai Richler has written a masterpiece.” – The New Leader