FOR COMPS, THINK: The Spark meets Far From the Tree meets The Boy in the Moon.
MULTI-GENRE, MULTI-TALENT: Craig Davidson’s creativity knows no bounds. He is an award-winning literary fiction writer, a bestselling horror/genre writer (under the pseudonym Nick Cutter), and now with this smart non-fiction that reads like a novel, is sure to combine both critical and sales success.
TOPICAL, TIMELY, TOUCHING: Growing up; overcoming adversity; accepting difference; loving others. At heart, this is a primer on how to live, told with wit and compassion.
KNOPF CANADA & DAVIDSON: We are committed to Davidson long-term. There is another literary novel to come soon…and this non-fiction book is part of building his audience and telling his story.
“Craig Davidson’s Precious Cargo [is] an almost singular accomplishment—a work of non-fiction that’s a pleasure to read, despite being about an able-bodied man who decides to hang out with disabled people. The book’s skillfulness shouldn’t be a surprise. Toronto-born Davidson is an accomplished novelist: his most recent, Cataract City, was shortlisted for the Giller prize while his first book of stories, Rust and Bone, became a harrowing Golden Globes-nominated film…. [He] knows how to kick a story along…. Davidson has a sharp ear for dialogue, and the conversations he has on the bus are the best parts of his book.” —Ian Brown, The Globe and Mail
“Precious Cargo … is a thoroughly entertaining, heartfelt glimpse into the life of a writer…. Precious Cargo is the best kind of memoir: light-hearted despite its often serious content, erudite, eye-opening, and thought-provoking. It’s also damned funny.” —Quill & Quire
“From the start, this book is unique…. Precious Cargo is a tale of growth and redemption…. [Precious Cargo] is shot through with images both uproarious…and tender-hearted. Together, they depict Davidson’s unsentimental education, and offer insight on how best to suffer life’s slings and arrows.” —Maclean’s
“[Precious Cargo is a] remarkably uplifting memoir…. At its essence, Precious Cargo is an anthem to self-acceptance.” —Toronto Star
“Craig Davidson’s new memoir reveals poignant truths about his year as a Calgary school-bus driver…. [Precious Cargo mixes] personal revelation with a sweet and often funny story about [Davidson’s] bond with the five children on his route…. Davidson’s portrayal of himself is often comically self-deprecating and always witheringly honest.” —Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald
“The normally hard-hitting Craig Davidson shifts gears into more tender and uplifting territory with his memoir…. Davidson doesn’t sugar-coat anything—[which is] perhaps the memoir’s greatest strength…. [A] welcome dose of positivity, handled with just as much skill as you’d expect from a writer of this calibre.” —Winnipeg Free Press
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