Winner of the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize!
in the Trade Non-Fiction Award at the 2018 Alberta Book Publishing Awards!
in the Cover Design Award at the 2018 Alberta Book Publishing Awards!
In a city
known for wealth and prosperity, the divide between haves and have-nots is
rarely clearer than on moving day, when those two worlds come together in
intimate fashion. Violent ex-cons and drug addicts are invited into spacious
homes, entrusted with the care and transport of the possessions of the upper
classes—a unique bridging of two normally segregated
Darwin’s Moving is an intriguing
and affecting exploration of class divides by a journalist and former mover.
Taylor Lambert takes us behind the scenes of a familiar industry that is almost
completely undocumented in Canadian literature to reveal the cycles of poverty
and addiction that ensnare its workers. This is the Other Calgary, a world
populated by transient men and women struggling to survive in a boomtown's