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Luck of Ginger Coffey, the (1960) [Novel]
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"No, for wasn’t this the chance he had always wanted? Wasn’t he at long last an adventurer, a man who had gambled all on one horse, a horse coloured Canada, which now by hook or by crook would carry him to fame and fortune?"

Meet Ginger Coffey, the irrepressible fortune-hunter of Brian Moore’s award-winning novel. The Luck of Ginger Coffey is the robust, funny, sometimes tragic tale of one unforgettable Irish immigrant to Montreal. Buoyed by unfailing optimism, Ginger confronts the ugly realities of life in the New World. Jobs are scarce, people often inhuman. And dreams of glory do not offer any lasting escape from the hard pinch of poverty.

In spite of the battering he receives in his struggle for survival, Ginger Coffey emerges a true hero – the “little” man who can be defeated by anything, except life itself.

The Luck of Ginger Coffey was awarded the Governor General’s Award for Fiction in 1960 and was made into a critically acclaimed motion picture.

Original title: The Luck of Ginger Coffey
Original languages: English

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Edition #1: The Luck of Ginger Coffey

The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1960)
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Language: English

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The Luck of Ginger Coffey (January 2008)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto, Ontario
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 9780771093739
Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.7 x 0.7 in
Pages: 256
Notes: Afterword by Keath Fraser

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The Luck of Ginger Coffey (March 1994)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Flamingo
ISBN: 9780586087022
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.6 x 0.6 in
Pages: 240

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The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1988)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto, Ontario
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 9780771099939
Pages: 250
Notes: Afterword by Keath Fraser

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