The Flying Troutmans
The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews is a heartbreaking and funny story of a family in search of itself, from one of Canada’s bestselling and best-loved authors.
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‘In this chaotic world the only stability comes from our love for one another, quirks and all. In Toews’s hands, that can be funny or heartbreaking, usually at the same time.’ Washington Post
Meet the Troutmans. Hattie is living in Paris, city of romance, but has just been dumped by her boyfriend. Min, her sister back in Canada, is going through a particularly dark period. And Min’s two kids, Logan and Thebes, are not talking and talking way too much, respectively. When Hattie receives a phone call from eleven-year-old Thebes, begging her to return to Canada, she arrives home to find Min on her way to a psychiatric ward, and becomes responsible for her niece and nephew. Realising that she is way out of her league, Hattie hatches a plan to find the kids’ long-lost father. With only the most tenuous lead to go on, she piles Logan and Thebes into the family van, and they head south . . .
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I absolutely loved it. One of the most original, fresh, funny and heartbreaking books I’ve read in a long time.
A colourful portrait of a family trying to survive in its own unique way.
In this chaotic world the only stability comes from our love for one another, quirks and all. In Toews’s hands, that can be funny or heartbreaking, usually at the same time.
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