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How I Spent My Summer Holidays

narrator W.O. Mitchell

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When How I Spent My Summer Holidays was first published in 1981, one reviewer wrote: "If Who Has Seen the Wind told the story of a young boy's coming to terms with death, How I Spent My Summer Holidays tells of a young man's attempt to come to terms with his own sexuality and that of the world around him." The twelve-year-old young man is Hugh, and in small-town Saskatchewan it is the hot summer of 1924. When Hugh and his friends dig a secret cave out on the Prairie, they find it occupied by a patient who has escaped from the mental hospital. Defying the adult world, the boys become involved with a former war hero and current rum-runner in sheltering and feeding the runaway. But when passions explode into murder, Hugh leaves his boyhood behind him forever.

Editorial Reviews

"Bawdy and raunchy — an uncannily accurate feel for the emotional viewpoint of a 12-year old boy."

— <i>Globe and Mail</i>

"Moving, vivid and exciting — a beautiful, rich and utterly fascinating novel."

— <i>Windsor Star</i>

"Astonishing. Mitchell turns the pastoral myth of prairie boyhood inside out."

— <i>Toronto Star</i>
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