|From The Publisher*||This quirky ode to a quirky land is a humorous nostalgia trip and a fun Canadian history lesson couched in a hipster quiz book. If you've ever wondered |
… then this book is for you. Is Canada even real? It's a question that's being asked more and more, thanks to our waterproof, see-through, supposedly maple-scented currency and our improbably hot prime minister's assertion that Santa lives here. In the age of Google Maps and #factcheck, how could the existence of Canada be questioned? And yet how could a nation that's the home of toboggans, Drake, and KD exist in the same realm as, say, Belgium or Niger? Is Canada Even Real? examines the cultural factors behind the twenty-first century monolithic myth of Canada, a nation that is lovable and real - if only in your imagination.
- Why is the inuksuk more revered than Wheelchair Jimmy?
- Does the iconic beaver really represent us better than The Littlest Hobo?
- Is everyone going canoeing without me or is canoeing way less of a thing than it's made out to be?
|From The Publisher*||Is Canada Even Real? is a funny nostalgia trip for Canadians and those poor, tobboganless souls outside our maple-scented borders. This book handily stitches together a fresh national identity based on Canada's true modern icons. It's a fun history lesson, and a quirky ode to a quirky land.|
|Biographical Note||J.C. Villamere, who knew how to drive a Ski-Doo by age eight, reminds you that your country is wise and weird and you're in charge of keeping it that way.|