The Flying Troutmans (Paperback)

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October 2008 Indie Next List


“Is it OK to laugh out loud at the misadventures of an earnest but clueless aunt steaming ahead on a road trip with her niece and nephew in a quest to rescue them from their mentally unstable mother and to track down their long-absent father? These are characters with a great sense of humor, and, so, I decided the answer was 'yes.' Miriam Toews mines the darkly comic while exposing the poignant truths in family relationships.”
— Cheryl McKeon, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA

Indie Next List Highlights 2008


“Is it OK to laugh out loud at the misadventures of an earnest but clueless aunt steaming ahead on a road trip with her niece and nephew in a quest to rescue them from their mentally unstable mother and to track down their long-absent father? These are characters with a great sense of humor, and, so, I decided the answer was 'yes.' Miriam Toews mines the darkly comic while exposing the poignant truths in family relationships.”
— Cheryl McKeon, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA

Description


This saga of bad luck and good company is a wry, scary, heartfelt ode to the traverses we have to make in life when we're at the end of our rope and there's no net below us. --ELLE


When Hattie's moody boyfriend dumps her in Paris, she returns home to find that her sister Min is in the psych ward again. Freaked out by the prospect of becoming a surrogate mother to Min's kids, Logan and Thebes, Hattie decides to take them in the family van to find their father, last heard to be running an idiosyncratic art gallery in South Dakota. What ensues is a remarkable journey across America, as aunt and kids--through chaos as diverse as their personalities--discover one another to be both far crazier and far more normal than any of them thought.

About the Author


Miriam Toews is the author of A Complicated Kindness, winner of the Governor General's Award and finalist for the Giller Prize, A Boy of Good Breeding, and Swing Low: A Life. She has written for This American Life, and The New York Times Magazine. She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781640091467
ISBN-10: 1640091467
Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
Publication Date: February 12th, 2019
Pages: 288
Language: English