In this biography of Morley Callaghan, Gary Boire celebrates the life of one of the world's most prolific writers. Author of over twenty novels and a hundred short stories, Callaghan enjoyed a glorious career of international recognition and respect. His coterie of friends included Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Joyce. His admirers have called him a "professional contrarian, an inveterate counter-puncher." Critics have described him as an "intellectual/personal/literary harlequin." Although a man of contradictions, he was consistent in one thing: be it as novelist, journalist, lawyer, playwright, amateur boxer, sports commentator, or social critic, Callaghan was always engaged with his world.