Cabbagetown: A Novel by Hugh Garner

Cabbagetown: A Novel

byHugh Garner

Paperback | August 19, 2002

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Toronto's Cabbagetown in the Depression...North America's largest Anglo-Saxon slum. Ken Tilling leaves school to face the bleak prospects of the dirty thirties-where do you go, what do you do, how do you make a life for yourself when all the world offers in unemployment, poverty and uncertainty?

"As a social document, Cabbagetown is as important and revealing as either The Tin Flute or The Grapes of Wrath. Stern realism has also projected upon the pages of a whole gallery of types, lifelike and convincing. He is well fitted to hold the mirror up to human nature." Globe and Mail.

Cabbagetown was first published in an abbreviated paperback edition in 1950 and was published in its entirety in 1968. This, the first quality paperback edition, contains the full unexpurgated text of Cabbagetown.

About The Author

Hugh Garner is one of Canada's best known writers. Born in Yorkshire, England he grew up in the Cabbagetown section of Toronto. He left technicall school on his sixteenth birthday and the next day began work at the Toronto Star. During the Depression he rode freight trains across Canada and the U.S.A., working at every conceivable ki...
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Title:Cabbagetown: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.3 × 5.5 × 0.9 inPublished:August 19, 2002

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0070915520

ISBN - 13:9780070915527

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Table of Contents


GENESIS March 1929 - June 1932


TRANSITION June 1932 - October 1933


EXODUS October 1933 - February 1937