From the Publisher
A magical story of love and the isolation that defines the
modern condition - Andrew Kaufman pulls off the near impossible and
creates a wholly original allegorical tale that is both emotionally
resonant and outlandishly fun.
Rebecca Reynolds is a young woman with a most unusual and
inconvenient problem: no matter how hard she tries, she can''t stop
her emotions from escaping her body and entering the world around
her. Luckily she''s developed a nifty way to trap and store her
powerful emotions in personal objects - but how many shoeboxes can
a girl fill before she feels crushed by her past?
Three events force Rebecca to change her ways: the unannounced
departure of her husband, Stewart; the sudden death of Lisa, her
musician sister; and, while on her way to Lisa''s funeral, a
near-crash with what appears to be a giant frogwoman recklessly
speeding in a Honda Civic.
Meanwhile, Lisa''s inconsolable husband skips the funeral and flies
to Winnipeg where he begins a bizarre journey that strips him of
everything before he can begin to see a way through his grief… all
with the help of a woman who calls herself God.
From the Jacket
Praise for All My Friends Are
"This book is like a kiss in the afternoon sun. Somebody should
write Mr. Kaufman a letter and thank him for his tender heart and
the way he puts things down so gently."
- Sheila Heti
"This is a story that will steal up quietly and seduce with its
originality and wit."
- Terry Griggs
About the Author
ANDREW KAUFMAN''s critically acclaimed first book, All My
Friends Are Superheroes, was a cult hit and has been
translated into six languages. Kaufman is also an accomplished
screenwriter and has completed a Director''s Residency at the
Canadian Film Centre. He lives in Toronto with his wife and their
Published: December 19, 2011
Publisher: Random House of Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307357627
ISBN - 13: 9780307357625