Cabbagetown: A Novel

Paperback | August 19, 2002

byHugh Garner

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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.

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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...

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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Format: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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Rated 5 out of 5 by from ... one of my most favourite books. it makes u realize that life is not a fairy tale. this one is a MUST READ!!
Date published: 2005-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cabbagetown cabbagetown is definitely one of the best book i ever read. i love how its so realistic. it made me think a lot about life and how its gonna be in nex couple year. it gives u the idea of life is not a fairy tale. u MUST read this book
Date published: 2005-07-21

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Table of Contents

BOOK ONE

GENESIS March 1929 - June 1932

BOOK TWO

TRANSITION June 1932 - October 1933

BOOK THREE

EXODUS October 1933 - February 1937