Audio Book (CD)
1 pages, 2.22 × 1.94 × 0.37 in
February 28, 2005
Goose Lane Editions
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0864923279
ISBN - 13: 9780864923271
From the Publisher
What’s a teenaged rebel to do in a smug Mennonite community? If you’re 16-year-old Nomi Nickel — drive aimlessly around the countryside with your pot-smoking boyfriend. Rage against fate and a runaway mother for deserting you in the wrong “East Village.” And put off finishing that English assignment as long as your oddly attentive teacher will let you. Wise, edgy, and wickedly funny, Nomi has wooed thousands of readers with her bittersweet tale of adolescent angst — Mennonite-style — since A Complicated Kindness began climbing North American bestseller lists, appeared in People and O Magazine, and won Canada’s 2004 Governor General’s Award for Fiction. In her droll, refreshing voice, Nomi tells the story of her eccentric, touching family as it falls apart, each member on a collision course with the only community they have ever known.
From the Jacket
What Nomi Nickel needs most is a bus ticket out of town. For now, however, the rebellious 16-year-old is stuck living with her hapless father, Ray, in a bungalow in East Village — not the hip one in New York City but a smug Mennonite community ruled by her pious uncle, “The Mouth.” Nomi’s sister, Tash, left town a few years ago in her boyfriend’s truck. Soon afterwards, their mother, Trudie, disappeared. Now there’s nothing left but to piece together these mysterious defections and rage against the fundamentalist bullies. Wise, edgy, and wickedly funny, Nomi has wooed thousands of readers with her bittersweet tale of teenaged angst in Mennonite country. Cara Pifko’s narration strikes just the right note of childish bravado and wistful sarcasm.
About the Author
Miriam Toews is the author of two previous award-winning novels, Summer of My Amazing Luck and A Boy of Good Breeding, as well as the memoir Swing Low: A Life. She contributes frequently to CBC Radio, National Public Radio, and the New York Times Magazine, and has received a gold medal in the National Magazine Awards for humour.
Cara Pifko was recently nominated for a Gemini Award for her starring role as Alice in CBC TV’s popular series This is Wonderland.
Pifko’s reading is perfectly delicious.
- The Globe and Mail