About the Author

Armin Wiebe

Armin Wiebe is the recipient of the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award. He has five published novels, one play, and his short stories have appeared in numerous books and anthologies. A teacher for many years, Armin Wiebe is now retired and lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Salvation of Yasch Siemens, The
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"The year they built the TV tower I was heista kopp in love with Shaftich Shreeda's daughter, Fleeda. I was only almost sixteen and Fleeda was almost sixteen, too, and I had been in love with her all the way since we were only almost fourteen?"Born "on the wrong side of the double dike" in the mythical Mennonite village of Gutenthal, Yasch Siemens seems destined for a life as a hired hand in love with the wrong girl. But all of that changes when he meets Oata Needarp. Two-hundred-pound Oata is determined to make Yasch hers, and it only takes some chokecherry wine and the fragrance of Oata's "Evening in Schanzenfeld" perfume to seal Yasch's fate.Shortlisted for both the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour and the Books in Canada Best First Book Award, The Salvation of Yasch Siemens is an outrageous, comic ride through a community as memorable in any in Canadian literature."Armin Wiebe is a comic storyteller without equal in Canada today. Please hold your sides while reading." --Robert Kroetsch"Armin Wiebe draws us into the funny, sad world of Yasch, and into a culture hidden from most of the literary scene. Until now. This is a wonderful, out of kilter book." --Sandra BirdsellSince the initial publication of The Salvation of Yasch Siemens, Armin Wiebe has written two more novels set in Gutenthal: Murder in Gutenthal: A Schneppa Kjnals Mystery and The Second Coming of Yeeat Shpanst (both nominated for the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award) as well as Tatsea, an adventure story set in Canada's subarctic during the 1760s.

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The Salvation Of Yasch Siemens
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“The year they built the TV tower I was heista kopp in love with Shaftich Shreeda's daughter, Fleeda. I was only almost sixteen and Fleeda was almost sixteen, too, and I had been in love with her all the way since we were only almost fourteen??Born "on the wrong side of the double dike" in the mythical Mennonite village of Gutenthal, Yasch Siemens seems destined for a life as a hired hand in love with the wrong girl. But all of that changes when he meets Oata Needarp. Two-hundred-pound Oata is determined to make Yasch hers, and it only takes some chokecherry wine and the fragrance of Oata's "Evening in Schanzenfeld" perfume to seal Yasch's fate.Shortlisted for both the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour and the Books in Canada Best First Book Award, The Salvation of Yasch Siemens is an outrageous, comic ride through a community as memorable in any in Canadian literature."Armin Wiebe is a comic storyteller without equal in Canada today. Please hold your sides while reading." --Robert Kroetsch"Armin Wiebe draws us into the funny, sad world of Yasch, and into a culture hidden from most of the literary scene. Until now. This is a wonderful, out of kilter book." --Sandra BirdsellSince the initial publication of The Salvation of Yasch Siemens, Armin Wiebe has written two more novels set in Gutenthal: Murder in Gutenthal: A Schneppa Kjnals Mystery and The Second Coming of Yeeat Shpanst (both nominated for the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award) as well as Tatsea, an adventure story set in Canada's subarctic during the 1760s.

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