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published: Sep 2005
ISBN:9780864923998
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The Kite

narrator W.O. Mitchell

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literary, humorous
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list price: $29.95
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published: Sep 2005
ISBN:9780864923998
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Description

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 never-before-published edition of the novel in audio format features 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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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