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published: Sep 2020
ISBN:9780888017093
publisher: Turnstone Press

Once Removed

by Andrew Unger

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list price: $21.95
edition:Paperback
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category: Fiction
published: Sep 2020
ISBN:9780888017093
publisher: Turnstone Press
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Timothy Heppner is a frustrated ghostwriter struggling to make ends meet in Edenfeld, a small Mennonite community bulldozing its way towards modernity--if it's old, it has to go!

A member of the Preservation Society but desperate to keep his job with the mayor's Parks and "Wreck" department, Timothy finds himself in an awkward position when he is hired to write an updated version of the town's history book. Fuelled by warring loyalties, the threat of personal bankruptcy, and a good deal of fried bologna, Timothy must find his own voice to tell the one story that could make--or break--him.

Honest and laugh-out-loud funny, Once Removed explores the real costs of "progress" in this new Canadian classic.

About the Author
Andrew Unger is a writer, speaker, and educator from Steinbach, Manitoba, best known as the author and founder of the Mennonite satire website The Daily Bonnet. His work has also appeared in Geez, Rhubarb, Ballast, CBC.ca, the Winnipeg Free Press, and many others. If you go back far enough, he's probably related to you.
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An affectionate pastiche of small-town Mennonite life, replete with duty, folly, irreverence and joy. -David Bergen, Stranger

Hilarious as Schitt's Creek, sinister as Hitchcock, Once Removed gives us Timothy Heppner, the quintessential non-resistant Mennonite, in a comic tour de force that exposes the friction between progress and preservation, ethnic pride and ethnic embarrassment, commerce and heritage, truth and boosterism, and the coercion and acquiescence that is as real to the big city as to a small town. -Armin Wiebe, Grandmother Laughing

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