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- DescriptionA strange mixture of power, tension, and torment, 'Waste No Tears' is a shocking expose of social evils with a forceful message for both sexes. Igred by some critics, dismissed by others, this vel about the abortion racket is the stuff of legend: Hugh Garner claimed that it had been written in 10 days as part of a struggle to ward off incipient starvation; he was paid $400 for his efforts. Dark and disturbing, the story is a kind of memoir penned by Tom Matterson, a Cabbagetown son who spends 20 years making the 10-block journey from the street of his birth to skid row. Told from the perspective of its male narrator, the vel contains lurid descriptions of rapacious sex and harrowing depictions of death, boozing, brawling, blackmail, and back alley abortions. In Waste No Tears , the men are always tight and the women loose, and it is this downward spiral of sexual incontinence and drunken regret that propels the vel toward its morality-play conclusion.
- Author BiographyHugh Garner (1913-1979) immigrated to Canada in 1919, settling in Toronto. His most famous novel is Cabbagetown , released in its entirety in 1968. In 1963 he won the Governor General's Award for Hugh Garner's Best Stories .
- Author(s)Hugh Garner
- PublisherVehicule Press
- Date of Publication19/05/2014
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Place of PublicationMontreal, QC
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintVehicule Press
- Weight104 g
- Width107 mm
- Height177 mm
- Spine13 mm
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