Summer of My Amazing Luck

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ISBN 9780571345878 Format Paperback
9780571345878
Paperback
Published 04/07/2019 Length 240 pages
240

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'Toews’s debut is a tart, affectionate look at welfare mothers...Toews is especially good on the “rollicking, happy, impoverished family” of the projects [and] scathing about the humiliations of poverty.' New York Times

Lucy and her eight-month-old son live in a Winnipeg housing project filled with single mothers on the dole. Still dealing with her own mother’s sudden death, and new to the ever-multiplying complications of life on welfare, Lucy strikes up a friendship with her neighbour, Lish. On the whole, they’re pretty happy . . . But Lucy wants to make sure they stay happy. And she has a plan.

Told with Toews’s signature scalding wit and deep compassion, Summer of my Amazing Luck is a brilliantly funny book about the intricacies of friendship, grief, and poverty.


'[A] picaresque account of two welfare moms having loopy adventures and getting by in the city... The novel’s voice [is] amused, warm, curious, alive on the page.' The New Yorker

'Toews’s debut is a tart, affectionate look at welfare mothers...Toews is especially good on the “rollicking, happy, impoverished family” of the projects [and] scathing about the humiliations of poverty.' New York TimesLucy and her eight-month-old son live in a Winnipeg housing project filled with single mothers on the dole. Still dealing with her own mother’s sudden death, and new to the ever-multiplying complications of life on welfare, Lucy strikes up a friendship with her neighbour, Lish. On the whole, they’re pretty happy . . . But Lucy wants to make sure they stay happy. And she has a plan.Told with Toews’s signature scalding wit and deep compassion, Summer of my Amazing Luck is a brilliantly funny book about the intricacies of friendship, grief, and poverty.'[A] picaresque account of two welfare moms having loopy adventures and getting by in the city... The novel’s voice [is] amused, warm, curious, alive on the page.' The New Yorker
  • About Miriam Toews

    Miriam Toews (pronounced tâves) was born in 1964 in the small Mennonite town of Steinbach, Manitoba. She has published four novels and a memoir of her father, and is the recipient of numerous literary awards including the Governor General's Award, the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award (twice), and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. In 2007 she made her screen debut in the film Luz silenciosa. She was nominated for Best Actress at Mexico's Ariel Awards for her performance.,Miriam Toews (pronounced tâves) was born in 1964 in the small Mennonite town of Steinbach, Manitoba. She has published five novels and a memoir of her father, and is the recipient of numerous literary awards including the Governor General's Award, the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award (twice), and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.

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