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The third novel by this Canadian author is a coming-of-age story which balances grief and hope through the voice of a witty teenager.
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What Nomi Nickel needs most is a bus ticket out of town. For now, however, the rebellious 16-year-old is stuck living with her hapless father, Ray, in a bungalow in East Village — not the hip one in New York City but a smug Mennonite community ruled by her pious uncle, “The Mouth.” Nomi’s sister, Tash, left town a few years ago in her boyfriend’s truck. Soon afterwards, their mother, Trudie, disappeared. Now there’s nothing left but to piece together these mysterious defections and rage against the fundamentalist bullies. Wise, edgy, and wickedly funny, Nomi has wooed thousands of readers with her bittersweet tale of teenaged angst in Mennonite country. Cara Pifko’s narration strikes just the right note of childish bravado and wistful sarcasm.About the Author:
Miriam Toews is the author of two previous award-winning novels, Summer of My Amazing Luck and A Boy of Good Breeding, as well as the memoir Swing Low: A Life. She contributes frequently to CBC Radio, National Public Radio, and the New York Times Magazine, and has received a gold medal in the National Magazine Awards for humour. Cara Pifko was recently nominated for a Gemini Award for her starring role as Alice in CBC TV's popular series This is Wonderland.
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Book Description Knopf, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 0676976123-11-18123217
Book Description Knopf, 2004. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # BBB_newA_0676976123
Book Description Knopf Canada, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Stated First Edition.Actual book for sale pictured. 14 x 21.2 x 2.7 cm, wt550g. Winner of the 2005 Governor General's Award for Fiction, the 2005 Canadian Booksellers Association Fiction Book of the Year, the 2005 McNally Robinson Book of the Year, and the 2004 Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction. Also shortlisted for the 2004 Giller Prize. A Complicated Kindness is a sad and funny story of teenage angst set in a Mennonite community in Western Canada. Narrator Nomi Nickel is a Mennonite Holden Caulfield.Not first printing. Seller Inventory # 003391
Book Description Knopf, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0676976123
Book Description Knopf, 2004. Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # Q-0676976123