Uproar

Uproar
Jack MacLeod

The nearly 25 years between John Updike’s Eastwick books was an impressive hiatus, but the wait for a sequel to Jack MacLeod’s 1979 Zinger and Me has been even longer. In Uproar the irrepressible Francis Z. Springer (Zinger to his friends) arrives at Chiliast University (that is, the University of Toronto) to launch a writing career, argue over the intellectual legacy of Marshall McLuhan, and help his old friend J. T. get his groove back after a rough divorce. The Old Boys Club combats political correctness, corporate publishing, and other follies of modern life in this spirited, though sometimes a bit obvious, satire.