Miriam Toews A Complicated Kindness

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A Complicated Kindness

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"Bold, tender and intelligent." PUBLISHERS' WEEKLY "A careful balance between hilarity and heartbreak that most readers will find unforgettable." BOOKLIST Nomi Nickel lives with her father, Ray, in East Village, a small Mennonite town in Manitoba. She dreams of escaping from a life governed by the strict rules of her faith; no dancing, make-up, temperate climates or staying up past nine o'clock. But since her mother and sister left home, it's hard to imagine leaving her father behind. As Nomi gets to the bottom of her mother's and sister's disappearances, she finds herself on a direct collision course with her uncle and the only community she has ever known. With fierce originality and brilliance, Miriam Toews takes us straight to the centre of Nomi's world and the complicated kindness at the heart of family life.

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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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