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The Flying Troutmans Signed 1st Edition


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ISBN13: 9781582434391
ISBN10: 1582434395
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gretchs, June 12, 2012 (view all comments by gretchs)
This was a great book! The characters are interesting and varied, full of issues but great together. It's a fairly quick read, but I definitely recommend it!
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A wonderful, funny book with quirky, beautifully drawn characters that I expect to see made into a film at some point in the future.
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Toews, Miriam
Counterpoint LLC
Mental Illness
Domestic fiction
Literature-A to Z
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8 x 5.25 in 14.5 oz

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Product details 224 pages Counterpoint LLC - English 9781582434391 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A road novel helped along by a lovably nutty cast, Toews's latest (after A Complicated Kindness) follows a ragtag crew as they crisscross America. Hattie, recently dumped in Paris by her 'moody, adjective-hating boyfriend,' returns home to Canada after receiving an emergency phone call from her niece. Turns out, Hattie's sister, Min, is back in the psych ward, and her kids, 11-year-old Thebes and 15-year-old Logan, are fending for themselves. Thus the quirky trio — purple-haired, wise-beyond-her-years Thebes, recently expelled brother Logan and overwhelmed Hattie — embark on a road trip to the States to find the kids' long-missing father. What follows is a Little Miss Sunshine-like quest in which the characters learn about themselves and each other as they weather car repairs, sleazy motel rooms and encounters with bizarre people. Toews's gift for writing precocious children and the story's antic momentum redeem the familiar set-up, and if the ending feels a bit rushed, it's largely because it's tough to let Toews's characters go." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review A Day" by , "Miriam Toews saunters along the line between comedy and grief as if she might lose her balance at any moment. But she never does. The precarious tone of her novels about fractured families is the crafted effect of a nimble writer. Raised by Mennonites in a small Canadian town, Toews has developed an irresistible sense of absurdity leavened with real affection for the quirky characters who inhabit her stories." (read the entire Washington Post Book World review)
"Review" by , "A brilliantly emulsified mix of repression and humor, punctuated by bursts of real emotion.... [The Flying Troutmans] builds its complexity so subtly and imperceptibly that the inevitable sense of deep engagement feels almost like sleight of hand."
"Review" by , "Toews excels here at comedic sophistication, all while masterfully embedding explorations of madness, truth, and the immense sorrow that comes from caring for someone who is derailed by mania's devious tug."
"Review" by , "Engaging, humorous, grim, and redemptive, this is essential reading."
"Review" by , "[P]lays out more or less as if Little Miss Sunshine were, well, a Lou Reed song instead of a Sundance-fave indie flick.... This saga of bad luck and good company is a wry, scary, heartfelt ode to the traverses we have to make in life when we're at the end of our rope and there's no net below us."
"Review" by , "Fantastic... Toews is a master at conveying the crushing potential of conversation, with all of its unfortunate pauses and stutters and double meanings."
"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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