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Complicated kindness : a novel / Miriam Toews.

Toews, Miriam. (Author).

Available copies

  • 25 of 29 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.

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0 current holds with 29 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library TOEW (Text) 33294001364272 Adult Fiction - Second Floor Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780676976120 (hc.)
  • ISBN: 9780676978568 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 246 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2004.

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Summary, etc.:
A portrayal of a stifling Mennonite town -- a novel that is at once brilliant, hilarious, and revelatory. Left alone with her father, Nomi spends her time piecing together the reasons her sister Natasha and mother Trudie have gone missing and trying to figure out what she can do to avoid a career at Happy Family Farms, a chicken abattoir on the outskirts of East Village -- not the neighbourhood in Manhattan where Nomi most wants to live but a small Mennonite town in southern Manitoba. East Village is ministered by Nomi's Uncle Hans, or as Nomi calls him, The Mouth. A fiercely pious and religious man, The Mouth has found both Trudie and Natasha wanting and has orchestrated their shunning by the community.
Awards Note:
Winner of the CLA Young Adult Book Award, 2005.
Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, 2004.
Winner of the Canada Reads Competition, (April 2006).
Subject: Families > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Mennonites > Fiction.
Manitoba > Fiction.
Genre: Canadian fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Canadian Library Association Young Adult Canadian Book Award.

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