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The Flying Troutmans

Miriam Toews

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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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571341023
Date Published
04.07.2019
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Summary

‘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 . . .

Critic Reviews

A grittily sparkling cocktail.

Spectator
Critic Reviews

I absolutely loved it. One of the most original, fresh, funny and heartbreaking books I’ve read in a long time.

Jane Fallon
Critic Reviews

A colourful portrait of a family trying to survive in its own unique way.

Observer
Critic Reviews

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
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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