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Toby

A Man

by Todd Babiak

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Television presenter and man-about-town Toby Marshallthinks he has it all. But in the days after his father has astartling accident, Toby makes a series of very bad decisionsthat throw his life into disarray. Jobless, friendless and suddenlysingle, Toby does the worst thing a man of his generation cando: he moves into the basement of his parents’ suburban bungalow.

Toby feels he has hit rock bottom. But his father’s increasinglyerratic behaviour, funny and terrifying at once, signalsmore profound challenges. Toby’s chance encounter with anunstable young francophone mother who abandons her two-year-old son to Toby’s care brings actual responsibility for thefirst time. Soon he is dealing with death, diapers and, ultimately,true love. Toby at last begins to climb out of the hole that is hislife -- muddy, broke, bruised, heartbroken -- but finally, a man.

About the Author

Todd Babiak

TODD BABIAK is an award-winning author and screenwriter. His most recent novel, Come Barbarians, was a Globe and Mail book of the year and a #1 regional bestseller. His earlier work includes The Garneau Block, which was a #1 regional bestseller, a longlisted title for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the winner of the City of Edmonton Book Prize; and Toby: A Man, which was shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Medal and won the Alberta Book Award for Best Novel. Todd Babiak is the co-founder of Story Engine, a consulting company based in Edmonton and Vancouver.

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