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Meet the Troutmans. Hattie's boyfriend has just dumped her, her sister Min's back in the psych ward, and Min's kids, Logan and Thebes, are not talking and talking way too much, respectively.

Responding to a distress call from Thebes, Hattie returns from Paris to take care of her niece and nephew, only to realize that the responsibility is far greater than she'd expected. Basketball-mad Logan is infatuated with New York Times Magazine interviewer Deborah Solomon, while purple-haired Thebes's hip-hop vernacular grates on everybody's nerves. She decides to take the kids in the family van (think Little Miss Sunshine) to go find their father, last heard to be running an idiosyncratic art galley in South Dakota.

What ensues is a remarkable journey that takes them across the United States, where amidst the diverse personal chaos, they discover one another to be both far crazier and far more normal than any of them thought.

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As the Troutmans journey across the United States in search of their father--and experience chaos as diverse as their personalities--they discover one another to be both far crazier and far more normal than any of them had thought.

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Katharine T Moore, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Katharine T Moore)
The Flying Troutmans is a delightful, funny, road trip with a quirky family that deals with mental illness, adolescence, divorce and extended family in the way families really do...as they go along and as best they can! If you've never lived in a family with someone seriously depressive or mentally ill, this is illuminating and light enough to enjoy. If you do live in a family with neurological challenges, you'll laugh and deeply appreciate the way the author 'gets' the challenges.
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ISBN:
9781582435312
Author:
Toews, Miriam
Publisher:
Counterpoint LLC
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Literary
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090931
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TRADE PAPER
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General/trade
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English
Pages:
256
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8 x 5.25 in 9.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,

Meet the Troutmans. Hattie's boyfriend has just dumped her, her sister Min's back in the psych ward, and Min's kids, Logan and Thebes, are not talking and talking way too much, respectively.

Responding to a distress call from Thebes, Hattie returns from Paris to take care of her niece and nephew, only to realize that the responsibility is far greater than she'd expected. Basketball-mad Logan is infatuated with New York Times Magazine interviewer Deborah Solomon, while purple-haired Thebes's hip-hop vernacular grates on everybody's nerves. She decides to take the kids in the family van (think Little Miss Sunshine) to go find their father, last heard to be running an idiosyncratic art galley in South Dakota.

What ensues is a remarkable journey that takes them across the United States, where amidst the diverse personal chaos, they discover one another to be both far crazier and far more normal than any of them thought.

"Synopsis" by , As the Troutmans journey across the United States in search of their father--and experience chaos as diverse as their personalities--they discover one another to be both far crazier and far more normal than any of them had thought.
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