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Moody Food

A Novel

by Ray Robertson

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Inspired by the exploits of ill-fated country-rock visionary Gram Parsons, this mid-60s tale of idealism and escape traces the trials of a fictionalized draft-dodging flower child from the United States to Canada and back. It is the late 1960s in Yorkville, Toronto's hippie ghetto of artists, intellectuals, drunken poets, and would-be rock stars. In this idyllic haven, narrator Bill Hansen, a drummer, meets Thomas Graham, an American musician on the lam from the draft. The two form a band, but even as they revel in music and freedom, Graham is hobbled by another love: a drug habit that becomes his reason for living and, eventually, for dying. Graham's emotional trip and failed, revolutionary life reflect the rise and fall of an entire generation's aspirations.

About the Author

Ray Robertson is the author of the novels, including Home Movies, Moody Food, Gently Down the Stream, and What Happened Later, as well as a collection of non-fiction, Mental Hygiene: Essays on Writers and Writing. He is a contributing book reviewer at The Globe and Mail.

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Ray Robertson is the author of Gently Down the Stream, Home Movies, and Mental Hygiene: Essays on Writers and Writing. He teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Toronto and is a contributing book reviewer to the Toronto Globe and Mail.

Editorial Reviews

"A funny, generous, touching novel by a writer of genuine gifts."  “Richard Currey, author, Fatal Light and Lost Highway


"An engrossing novel, beautifully written."  ?Jim Harrison, author, Legends of the Fall


"Robertson shares a literary wildness with Thomas Wolfe."  “Cleveland Free Times


"The real star of Moody Food is the writing, with its displays of sharp humor and deep love of music."  “Litkicks.com

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