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Going Down to Lucky Town

Going Down to Lucky Town

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Multi-award winning author.
 
"Doug Smith is, quite simply, the finest short-story writer Canada has ever produced in the science fiction and fantasy genres, and he's also the most prolific. His stories are a treasure trove of riches that will touch your heart while making you think." --Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Hominids and FlashForward
 
"A great storyteller with a gifted and individual voice." --Charles de Lint
 
"One of Canada's most original writers of speculative fiction." --Library Journal   "There are echoes of Ellison and of Ray Bradbury, in this understated and deeply moving tale. ... [The father / daughter interaction] is handled with honesty and a real understanding of the complexity of a relationship between two individuals" --The Fix

"...packs a powerful emotional punch." --Dead Reckonings magazine
 
"Another great story, but I'm getting used to that [from Smith]. Deft handling of character and setting (gambling, cons, and the game of life)..." --SF Crowsnest   
"...a bittersweet story about a con man with the talent to detect luck. ... The plot is wound up and then discharged with nicely inevitable narrative logic." --Locus
 
"Smith takes a simple idea and finds potential that many other writers would have overlooked in favor of some easier option. At the story's heart is the relationship between father and daughter, and the things they do to make this work, rendered with a singular care and tenderness." --Black Static Magazine
 
"An enjoyable tale filled with broken and repaired familial ties bound together by a father's love for his daughter." --Hellnotes

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Multi-award winning author.
 
Charlie the Pearl--con man, gambler, and ever absent father--is about to catch the dream that he's chased his entire life--the secret of good luck. But it's a secret that could cost Charlie the only thing in the world that he loves more than a winning streak--his daughter.

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9781928048015
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File Last Updated:
November 26, 2016
This title was added to our catalog on January 26, 2012.
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Douglas Smith
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