Literary Nonfiction. The story of a man who had no obituary and no funeral and who would have left no trace if it weren't for the woman he'd called Toots, who took everything she remembered of him and—for seven days—wrote it down. In recording the tale of "the little man," Erín Moure gives a glimpse into an entire era of urban Canada, from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and Main Street and Chinatown to a long-ago Montreal between the Great Depression and Expo 67.
Erín Moure has written a dozen books of poetry, most recently SITTING SHIVA ON MINTO AVENUE, BY TOOTS (New Star Press, 2017) and Planetary Noise: The Poetry of Erín Moure, edited and introduced by Shannon Maguire (Wesleyan University Press). No one alive now knows who Toots is.Author City: MONTREAL, QC CAN