This quirky ode to a quirky land is a humorous nostalgia trip and a fun Canadian history lesson couched in a hipster quiz book.
If you’ve ever wondered
then this book is for you.
Is Canada even real? It’s a question that’s being asked more and more, thanks to our waterproof, see-through, supposedly maple-scented currency and our improbably hot prime minister’s assertion that Santa lives here.
In the age of Google Maps and #factcheck, how could the existence of Canada be questioned? And yet how could a nation that’s the home of toboggans, Drake, and KD exist in the same realm as, say, Belgium or Niger?
Is Canada Even Real? examines the cultural factors behind the twenty-first-century monolithic myth of Canada, a nation that is lovable and real — if only in your imagination.
J.C. Villamere, who knew how to drive a Ski-Doo by age eight, reminds you that your country is wise and weird and you’re in charge of keeping it that way.
“Quirky but real! Ours is a wise, weird, wonderful country. Let’s celebrate the fact!,”
Is Canada even real? As real as my arms and legs. As real as Don Cherry’s jackets. Or a Gordie Howe hat trick. I real-ly (get it?) enjoyed this book.
With July 1st marking Canada’s celebration of 150 years as a country, there are a slew of new books that focus on some aspect of history or culture … one that stands out bears the unlikely title Is Canada Even Real?
[A] quirky nostalgia trip for Canadians who value contributions to our national identity.