Inspired by the exploits of ill-fated country-rock visionary Gram Parsons, this mid-60s tale of idealism and escape traces the trials of a fictionalized draft-dodging flower child from the United States to Canada and back.

It is the late 1960s in Yorkville, Toronto's hippie ghetto of artists, intellectuals, drunken poets, and would-be rock stars. In this idyllic haven, narrator Bill Hansen, a drummer, meets Thomas Graham, an American musician on the lam from the draft. The two form a band, but even as they revel in music and freedom, Graham is hobbled by another love: a drug habit that becomes his reason for living and, eventually, for dying. Graham's emotional trip and failed, revolutionary life reflect the rise and fall of an entire generation's aspirations.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"An engrossing novel, beautifully written." - Jim Harrison


Used availability for Ray Robertson's Moody Food

Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Moody Food
Author(s): Ray Robertson
ISBN: 0-9776799-4-2 / 978-0-9776799-4-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Santa Fe Writer's Project
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April 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Moody Food (A Novel)
Author(s): Ray Robertson
ISBN: 0-385-25925-5 / 978-0-385-25925-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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Paperback Editions

September 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Moody Food
Author(s): Ray Robertson
ISBN: 1-897231-64-4 / 978-1-897231-64-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Biblioasis
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September 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moody Food: A Novel
Author(s): Ray Robertson
ISBN: 0-9776799-0-X / 978-0-9776799-0-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Santa Fe Writer's Project
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February 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moody Food
Author(s): Ray Robertson
ISBN: 0-385-65915-6 / 978-0-385-65915-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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Audio Editions

May 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Moody Food
Author(s): Ray Robertson
ISBN: 1-978622-76-7 / 978-1-978622-76-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance audio
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February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Moody Food: A Novel
Author(s): Ray Robertson
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Moody Food: A Novel
Author(s): Ray Robertson
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Moody Food: A Novel
Author(s): Ray Robertson
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Moody Food
Author(s): Ray Robertson
Publisher: Biblioasis
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May 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Moody Food: A Novel
Author(s): Ray Robertson
Publisher: Santa Fe Writer's Project
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