The Viking Press, New York, 1966. First Edition. 243 pp. Hardcover: NEAR FINE. Dust Wrapper: NEAR FINE. Small stain on the top of the text block. Unclipped wrapper shows some chipping around the edges, else fine. Beautiful Losers is the second and final novel by Canadian writer and musician Leonard Cohen, and was published in 1966, before he began his career as a singer-songwriter. Set in the Canadian province of Quebec, the story of 17th-century Mohawk saint Catherine Tekakwitha is interwoven with a love triangle. The complex novel makes use of a wide range of literary techniques, and a wealth of allusion, imagery, and symbolism It is filled with the mysticism, radicalism, sexuality, and drug-taking emblematic of the 1960s era. A great copy of Canada's first truly postmodern novel.