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The Beggar's Garden


 On Sale: 24/02/2011
 Formats:     E-Book | Hardback | Trade paperback
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Longlisted for the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Brilliantly sure-footed, strikingly original, tender and funny, this memorable collection of nine linked stories follows a diverse group of curiously interrelated characters -- from bank manager to crackhead to retired Samaritan to mental patient to web designer to car thief -- as they drift through each other’s lives like ghosts in Vancouver’s notorious Downtown Eastside.

These darkly comic and intoxicating stories, gleefully free of moral judgment, are about people searching in the jagged margins of life -- for homes, drugs, love, forgiveness. They range from the tragically funny opening story “Emergency Contact” to the audacious, drug-fuelled rush of “Goodbye Porkpie Hat” to the deranged and thrilling extreme of “King Me.” The Beggar’s Garden is a powerful and affecting debut, written with an exceptional eye and ear and heart.

Author Extras

ISBN: 9781443405430; ISBN10: 1443405434; Imprint: HarperCollins ; On Sale: 24/02/2011; Format: E-Book; Trimsize: ; Pages: 272; $9.99; Ages: 1 and Up; BISAC1:FIC029000