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category: Fiction
published: Feb 2021
ISBN:9781554201631
publisher: New Star Books

The Renter

by Michael Tregebov

tagged: jewish, literary, coming of age
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"Absolutely brilliant!" — Guy Maddin
The sentimental and financial education of a young Jewish Winnipegger in and around 1968.

1968. Winnipeg Beach. Summer. Poor Jewish boy meets rich Jewish girl. The sun is high, libidos soar, even the high is high. And as the poor boy tries to marry up, the Jacob-Rachel myth gives way to an Icarian leap.

The still of a time and a social milieu so close to our own that it itches, Michael Tregebov's The Renter, the fourth entry in his comédie humaine, is a sex-fuelled tour d'échec. As Bret Yeatman envisions a way out of his pot-dealing, cottage-renting, romantically precarious life through the woman of his dreams — the political, Plato-wielding, beautiful, upper class Sandra Sugarman — will his gamble need more than a bluff?

About the Author

Michael Tregebov

Born in Winnipeg, Michael Tregebov obtained his BA in English from the University of Manitoba and his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. During that time, he published a book of poems, Changehouse. From 1982 to 1989, he taught American Literature and Translation at the American Institute in Barcelona, and from 1989 to 2004, English at Escuela Superior de Administracion y Direccion de Empresas, also in Barcelona. Tregebov's first novel, The Briss, was a finalist for the Commonwealth First Novel Prize (Canada?Caribbean Region). He lives with his family in Barcelona, writing his second novel while working for several organizations as a lexicographer and translator in Spanish, Catalan, French and English.
Contributor Notes

Born in Winnipeg in 1954, Michael Tregebov obtained his BA in English from the University of Manitoba and his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. His book of poems, Changehouse, was published in 1976 by Turnstone Press. He later studied in the Master's Program at Simon Fraser University, before moving to Spain in 1982.

From 1983 to 1989, he taught American Literature and Translation at the American Institute in Barcelona, and from 1989 to 2005, English at Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas, also in Barcelona.

Tregebov's first novel, The Briss (2008), was a finalist for the Commonwealth First Novel Prize (Canada-Caribbean Region). The Shiva was published in the summer of 2012. His most recent novels are Shot Rock (2019) and The Renter (2021).

He lives with his family in Barcelona working for several organizations as a translator in Spanish, Catalan, French, and English. His translation into Spanish of William Carlos Williams's Kora in Hell was published in the 2017 volume William Carlos Williams: Poesía Reunida (Penguin Random House-Lumen).

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