The Incomparable Atuk

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The Incomparable Atuk
First edition
Author Mordechai Richler
Country Canada
Language English
Genre Fiction
Published 1963 McClelland and Stewart
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
OCLC 19973849

The Incomparable Atuk is a satirical novel by Canadian author Mordecai Richler.[1] It was first published in 1963 by McClelland and Stewart. The novel was published as Stick Your Neck Out in the United States.[1]

The Incomparable Atuk tells the story of a Canadian Inuit who is transplanted to Toronto and who quickly adopts the greed and pretensions of the big city.

A film adaptation was in the works in the mid-1980s to the early 1990s, but never followed through. The movie, which would have been simply called Atuk, has been called cursed as several actors associated with the film died, including John Belushi, Sam Kinison, John Candy, and Chris Farley.[2]


  1. ^ a b Poore, Charles (August 10, 1963). "Books of The Times". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Harkins, Danny (August 12, 2008). "The Insane True Stories Behind 6 Cursed Movies".