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Irma Voth

Miriam Toews

A story of love, longing, and dark family secrets from one of Canada’s most acclaimed writers

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9780571273553
Date Published
02.06.2011
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Summary

The stifling, reclusive life of nineteen-year-old Irma Voth, recently married and more recently deserted, is turned on its head when a film crew moves in to make a movie about the strict religous community in which she and her family live. She is drawn to the creative passion and warmth of their world but her domineering father is determined to keep her from it at all costs. The confrontation between them sets her on an irrevocable path towards something that feels like freedom as she and her young sister, Aggie, wise beyond her teenage years, flee to the city, upheld only by their love for each other and their smart wit, even as they begin to understand the tragedy that has their family in its grip.

Irma Voth delves into the complicated factors that set us on the road to self-discovery and how we can sometimes find the strength to endure the really hard things that happen. It also asks that most
difficult of questions: How do we forgive? And most importantly, how do we forgive ourselves?The new novel from Miriam Toews returns to the subject of a Mennonite community, so powerfully rendered in her award-winning, number-one bestseller A Complicated Kindness.

MiriamToews

Miriam Toews (pronounced tâves) was born in 1964 in the small Mennonitetown of Steinbach, Manitoba. She has published four novels anda memoir of her father, and is the recipient of numerous literary awardsincluding the Governor General’s Award, the McNally Robinson Bookof the Year Award (twice), and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.In 2007 she made her screen debut in the…

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