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publisher: Knopf Canada
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The Flying Troutmans

by Miriam Toews

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list price: $21.00
edition:Paperback
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category: Fiction
published: April 2018
ISBN:9780307397515
publisher: Knopf Canada
imprint: Vintage Canada
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The Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize-winning, #1 national bestselling novel by Miriam Toews is now available in a stunning new package.

     "Yeah, so things have fallen apart."

     Min is sick, Logan is going through some stuff, Thebes is trying to hold everything together (but she's eleven), and Hattie is trying to get over her breakup with Marc. When her stay in Paris is cut short by news that her sister Min is in the psychiatric ward, twenty-eight-year-old Hattie returns home to Winnipeg to assume custody over Min's kids, Thebes and Logan. But Hattie is out of her depth, and navigating this new responsibility is not without its difficulties. Short on ideas, Hattie decides a road-trip is in order. The goal? Find Thebes and Logan's father, Cherkis. Despite having no idea where they're going, the journey may just offer these three travellers a chance to reconcile themselves to each other, as they weather this family crisis together.

Contributor Notes

MIRIAM TOEWS is the author of five other bestselling novels: Summer of My Amazing LuckA Boy of Good Breeding, A Complicated Kindness (Canada Reads 2006, Canada Reads Canadian Bestseller of the Decade 2010), The Flying TroutmansAll My Puny Sorrows (finalist for the Giller Prize and winner of the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize), and one work of non-fiction, Swing Low: A Life. She is a winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, the Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and the Writers' Trust Marian Engel/Timothy Findley Award. She lives in Toronto.

Awards
  • , Orange Prize
  • Winner, Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
Editorial Review

“Toews’s writing is a unique collision of sadness and humour. . . . The Flying Troutmans is a dark story but it is also a never-ending series of hilarious adventures.”
Ottawa Citizen
“Engaging, humorous, grim, and redemptive, this is essential reading.”
Library Journal
“It’s darkly funny, bursting at the seams with quirky characters and off-kilter pop culture references that rival Douglas Coupland’s for their incisive wit.”
The Vancouver Sun
“Toews may have invented a new genre, the romantic-depressive comedy, at which she excels.”
Toronto Star
“Toews has a terrific ability to capture the mix of irony and innocence in a smart child’s mind. . . . She balances heartbreak with laugh-out-loud wit.”
Edmonton Journal
“Toews writes . . . in a high-energy original voice filled with love, fear, humour and originality. Miriam Toews is an extraordinarily gifted writer, one who writes with unsentimental compassion for her people and an honest understanding of their past, the tectonic shifts of their present and variables of their future.”
The Globe and Mail

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