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From the critically-acclaimed The Beggar’s Garden, “Emergency Contact” is the darkly comic tale of an emotionally isolated woman searching for human contact and love.

The Beggar’s Garden follows a diverse group of characters, from a bank manager to a drug addict to a retired Samaritan, a web designer, and a car thief, as they drift through each other’s lives in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Michael Christie’s debut collection, it won the Vancouver Book Award, was longlisted for the Giller Prize, and was a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.

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