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Summer of My Amazing Luck

Toews, Miriam, Toews, Miriam, Toews, Miriam
Format: Paperback
Publisher: FABER & FABER
Published: July 4, 2019
ISBN: 9780571345878
240 pages

£8.99

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…

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