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Kite

by W.O. Mitchell

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W.O. Mitchell's critically acclaimed novel, The Kite, is a humorous yet touching story of a journalist's worst nightmare. Set in the Prairie backwater of Shelby, Alberta, seasoned reporter and minor television celebrity David Lang arrives to write a magazine feature on the town's oldest living citizen, the 111-year-old curmudgeon Daddy Sherry.

Still recovering from the disappointments of a fatherless childhood, the uptight David just wants to file his story as quickly as possible and hightail it back to Toronto. But he hasn't reckoned on the cantankerous cunning of Daddy Sherry. As David chases his recalcitrant subject all over town, he begins to understand the meaning of life and finds love and happiness for the first time.

This new edition of The Kite coincided with the publication of a newly discovered and never-before-published edition of the novel in audio format, featuring Mitchell's own reading. It also introduces a whole new generation of readers to the rampaging Daddy Sherry, a holy terror whom Margaret Laurence considered to be Mitchell's "best and most complete character."

Editorial Reviews

"The memory of Daddy Sherry, the smell of wolf willow and the excitement of a goose hunt will remain with the reader long after he has laid this book down."

— <i>Winnipeg Free Press</i>

"Made memorable by the vibrant presence of Daddy Sherry, an irrepressible old maverick."

— </i>Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature</i>
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