|By (author):||Toews, Miriam|
|Subject:||FICTION / Canadian|
|FICTION / Literary|
|Publisher:||Knopf Random Vintage Canada|
|Size:||7.99in x 5.35in x 0.75in|
|From The Publisher*|
From the award-winning author of A Complicated Kindness comes a heart-wrenching yet wryly funny story about setting out on the road to self-discovery, and finding the strength to survive in the face of immeasurable loss.
|Review Quote*||"Toews . . . is clearly an artistic powerhouse. . . . In this compelling and beautiful novel, Toews's quirky and authentic voice shows increasing range and maturity. She is well on her way to fulfilling her promise as an important and serious writer." |
"There is something quite mesmerizing about Toews's prose. It's to do with the rhythm of her language, with the seeming effortlessness of it and, when combined with her quick, offhand wit, it can enliven even the darkest of moments."
- Toronto Star
"Toews's ability to generate comedy and heartache at the same time just soars."
"Irma Voth is wryly funny and perceptive."
- National Post
"It is beautiful, strange, and fascinating, and readers wise enough to trust in the author's sure hand will be rewarded with a novel that takes them someplace altogether unexpected."
- Kerry Clare, Quill & Quire
"A beautiful, heartbreaking novel. . . . Calls to mind Ann-Marie MacDonald's 1996 epic, Fall On Your Knees."
- Winnipeg Free Press
"A stunning culture clash between the Mennonite and art communities. . . . The internal conflict over when to reveal hard information, in life or in art, is one of Toews's key themes. A sequence about how it feels to tell the truth is a knockout."
- NOW (Toronto) NNNN
MIRIAM TOEWS is the author of five previous novels: Summer of My Amazing Luck; A Boy of Good Breeding; A Complicated Kindness (winner of the 2004 Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction), The Flying Troutmans (winner of the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize) and Irma Voth, and one work of non-fiction, Swing Low: A Life. She lives in Toronto.