Summer of My Amazing Luck (Paperback)

By Miriam Toews

Counterpoint LLC, 9781582433462, 220pp.

Publication Date: July 5, 2006

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"A comic take on what initially appears a most improbable topic for humour." ––The Globe and Mail

By the author of All My Puny Sorrows, readers are welcomed to Have-a-Life welfare housing project (better known as Half-a-Life.) The welfare regulations are endless and the rat-fink neighbors won't mind their own business. Lucy Von Alstyne sends fictitious letters to her friend Alicia, pretending to be the father of Alicia's twins. When the two mothers and their five children set off on a journey to find him, facing along the way the complications of living in poverty and raising fatherless children, Lucy discovers this just may be the summer of her amazing luck.

About the Author

MIRIAM TOEWS is the author of seven novels: All My Puny Sorrows, Summer of My Amazing Luck, A Boy of Good Breeding, A Complicated Kindness, The Flying Troutmans, Irma Voth, and Women Talking, and one work of nonfiction, Swing Low: A Life. She is a winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction, the Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and the Writers Trust Marian Engel/Timothy Findley Award. She lives in Toronto.