Getting Lucky

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Knopf Canada, Feb 4, 2011 - Fiction - 240 pages
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With a clear-eyed affection for the wandering souls who populate his stories—as they cling to talismans like a cowboy shirt, a chenille bedspread and a 1953 classic Ford—Matt Cohen causes us to look at them, and the worlds they inhabit, in unexpected ways. In his darkly comic, wholly original manner, he moves and surprises us, makes us laugh, and reveals the many sides of his extraordinary imagination.

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Matt Cohen won the 1999 Governor General's Award for Fiction for his last novel, Elizabeth and After, which was recently long listed for the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. He was born in Kingston, Ontario, where he lived for part of each year, not far from the fictional setting of many of his novels, including Elizabeth and After. Since 1969 he published over 20 books, including novels, short stories, poetry, translations, and several books for children under the pseudonym Teddy Jam. He is a recipient of the Toronto Arts Award and the Harbourfront Festival Prize. His penultimate novel, the critically acclaimed Last Seen, was short-listed for the Trillium Award and 1997 Governor General's Award. Matt Cohen died in December 1999 at the age of 56.

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