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Strange Fugitive

by (author) Morley Callaghan

introduction by James Dubro

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Initial publish date
Dec 2011
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2004
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Dec 2011
    List Price

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North America's first gangster novel?originally published in 1928?this page-turning thriller features characters both charming and terrifying. Set in Toronto during the era of speakeasies and underworld vendettas, the tale centers on Harry Trotter, an amoral figure who loses his job and his wife in quick succession. He soon evolves from a bootlegger into a reputable gangster, doing as he pleases and strong-arming anyone who stands in his way. Reviving the narrative that set the literary stage for the hard-boiled crime genre, this is a seething noir tale of crime, murder, betrayal, and knuckle-bruising politics.

About the authors

Morley Callaghan was the author of fifteen novels, including A Time for Judas, It's Never Over, The Loved and the Lost, and Such Is My Beloved. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature and received a host of honours in Canada, including the Governor General's Award for Fiction.

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