Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

The Luck of Ginger Coffey by Brian Moore

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The Luck of Ginger Coffey by Brian Moore

McClelland & Stewart, 2008

Brian Moore isn’t a household name in Canada, but he should be. He wrote over twenty luminous and bitterly realistic novels including Ginger Coffey (1957), the story of a dandyish Irish immigrant to Montreal who can’t catch the Canadian dream. Written with awesome finesse, and imbued with the sights and aspirational rhythms of mid-century Montreal, the novel gives sober reassessment to romantic tales of upward mobility. Graham Greene called Moore “my favourite living writer.”

Read more about The Luck of Ginger Coffey at the McClelland & Stewart website.