Rolling the Bones: A Memoir, tells the tale a young man who, despite having no interest in art grows up to become one of Canada’s most prominent art dealers. In his early twenties Leo Kamen abandons his academic studies at university and moves to a log cabin north of Orillia, Ontario, to begin life as an artist. A decade later he returns to Toronto to open his own art gallery at 80 Spadina Avenue.

The memoir is full of quirky twists and turns, unexpected occurrences, humorous profiles of the people and places that influenced Kamen while he was growing up, and enough fighting spirit to delight anyone who believes that dreams can come true no matter how long the odds.


Rolling the Bones: A Memoir was published in 2010.





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