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Swing Low

Miriam Toews

An absorbing and imaginative memoir of manic depression by one of Canada’s bestselling authors.

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ISBN
9780571278701
Date Published
20.08.2013
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Summary

One morning Mel Toews put on his coat and hat and walked out of town, prepared to die. A loving husband and father, faithful member of the Mennonite church, and immensely popular schoolteacher, he was a pillar of his close-knit community. Yet after a lifetime of struggle, he could no longer face the darkness of manic depression.

With razor-sharp precision,Swing Low tells his story in his own voice, taking us deep inside the experience of despair. But it is also a funny, winsome evocation of country life: growing up on farm, courting a wife, becoming a teacher, and rearing a happy, strong family in the midst of private torment.

A humane, inspiring story of a remarkable man, father, and teacher.

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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