Lynn Coady




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Lynn Coady

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Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Lynn Coady is an award-winning author, editor, and journalist. Her previous novels include Saints of Big Harbour, which was a national bestseller and a Globe and Mail Top 100 book, and Mean Boy, a Globe and Mail Top 100 book. Her popular advice column, Group Therapy, runs weekly in the Globe and Mail. Coady is originally from Cape Breton Island, NS, and is now living in Edmonton, Alberta.

Average rating: 3.54 · 3,968 ratings · 550 reviews · 20 distinct works · Similar authors
The Antagonist

3.60 avg rating — 1,520 ratings — published 2011 — 14 editions
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Hellgoing

3.39 avg rating — 1,374 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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Mean Boy

3.69 avg rating — 290 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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Strange Heaven

3.56 avg rating — 216 ratings — published 1998 — 6 editions
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Saints of Big Harbour

3.54 avg rating — 217 ratings — published 2002 — 8 editions
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Play the Monster Blind

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“I,” I’ll type. And that will be enough.
Then there are the other days, when nothing is enough. The poem grins. It grins because it knows it is a terrible poem. It grins in embarrassment. It grins in pity. It grins in superiority. I may be a terrible poem, it grins, but at least I have one comfort. At least I’m not a terrible poet. At least I’m not the guy who sat in front of a typewriter for two hours coming up with the likes of me.”
Lynn Coady, Mean Boy

“And thank you for not putting it in your book.
And fuck you for not putting it in your book.”
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“Then there are the other days, when nothing is enough. The poem grins. It grins because it knows it is a terrible poem. It grins in embarrassment. It grins in pity. It grins in superiority. I may be a terrible poem, it grins, but at least I have one comfort. At least I'm not a terrible *poet*. At least I'm not the guy who sat in front of a typewriter for two hours coming up with the likes of *me*.”
Lynn Coady, Mean Boy

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