Taylor Lambert is a journalist who has published three previous books, including Leaving Moose Jaw and the Calgary bestseller, Rising: Stories of the 2013 Alberta Flood. To pay for tuition and later to offset his freelance writing, Lambert worked moving furniture, which led to the idea to write a book centered on the moving industry: Darwin’s Moving. He currently resides in Calgary.
Darwin’s Moving is an intriguing and affecting exploration of class divides by a journalist and former mover. 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 shadow.