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The Friends of Meager Fortune

(2006)
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In his major new novel, The Friends of Meager Fortune, Richards explores the dying days of the lumber industry in the mid-twentieth century. This is a transfixing love story of betrayal, envy, and sexual jealousy, which builds to a tragically inevitable climax. It is also a devastating portrait of a pre-mechanized time, and a brilliant commemoration of the passing of a world. Rich with all the passion, ambition and almost mythic vision that defines David Adams Richards' work, The Friends of Meager Fortune is a profound and important book about the hands and the heart; about true greatness and true weakness; about the relentlessness of fate and the evil that men and women do. Wise, stark, and without a false word in it, it cements David Adams Richards' claim to be the finest novelist at work in Canada today.


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Hardback Editions

September 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Friends of Meager Fortune
Author(s): David Adams Richards
ISBN: 0-385-66094-4 / 978-0-385-66094-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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Paperback Editions

February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Friends of Meager Fortune
Author(s): David Adams Richards
ISBN: 1-59692-269-9 / 978-1-59692-269-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: MacAdam/Cage
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Friends of Meager Fortune
Author(s): David Adams Richards
ISBN: 0-09-949918-5 / 978-0-09-949918-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Friends of Meager Fortune
Author(s): David Adams Richards
ISBN: 0-385-66095-2 / 978-0-385-66095-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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February 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Friends of Meager Fortune
Author(s): David Adams Richards
ISBN: 0-224-07815-1 / 978-0-224-07815-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Kindle Editions

July 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Friends of Meager Fortune
Author(s): David Adams Richards
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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March 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Friends of Meager Fortune
Author(s): David Adams Richards
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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June 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Friends of Meager Fortune
Author(s): David Adams Richards
Publisher: MP Publishing Limited
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