|By (author):||Winters, Michelle|
|Subject:||FICTION / Contemporary Women|
|FICTION / General|
|FICTION / Literary|
|FICTION / Small Town & Rural|
|Size:||8.00in x 5.00in x 0.50in|
|From The Publisher*|
A tender but lively debut novel about a man, a woman, and their Chevrolet dealer.
Agathe and Réjean Lapointe are about to celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary when Réjean's beloved Chevy Silverado is found abandoned at the side of the road--with no trace of Réjean. As her hope dwindles, Agathe falls in with her spirited coworker, Debbie, who teaches Agathe about rock and roll, and with Martin Bureau, the one man who might know the truth about Réjean's fate. Set against the landscape of rural Acadia, I Am a Truck is a funny and moving tale about the possibilities and impossibilities of love and loyalty.
"The wonder-packed drama of I Am a Truck plays itself out in the impossible intersection of a Coen brothers movie, a James M. Cain novel and a Looney Tunes feature. Michelle Winters has created a fresh novel overflowing with mystery, emotional complexity and a new and welcome breed of goofy charm." - Stuart Ross, author of Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew
"Beautiful pacing and writing also characterize 'Toupée' by Michelle Winters. The first sentence alerted us that we had found something fresh: 'I saw him on the subway for the first time the day I brought the meat bomb to work.' But the most moving part of this story about a disgruntled employee is the exquisite and powerful turn in the last line of dialogue; the deft use of a sad refrain made us wince (in a good way)." --Alexander MacLeod, Alison Pick, and Sarah Selecky in the introduction to The Journey Prize Stories 23