Bad Ideas: A Novel

April 23, 2019|
Bad Ideas: A Novel by Missy Marston
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Wildly funny and wonderfully moving, Bad Ideas is about just that - a string of bad ideas - and the absurdity of love

Trudy works nights in a linen factory, avoiding romance and sharing the care of her four-year-old niece with Trudy's mother, Claire. Claire still pines for Trudy's father, a St. Lawrence Seaway construction worker who left her twenty years ago. Claire believes in true love. Trudy does not. She's keeping herself to herself. But when Jules Tremblay, aspiring daredevil, walks into the Jubilee restaurant, Trudy's a goner.

Loosely inspired by Ken "the Crazy Canuck" Carter's attempt to jump the St. Lawrence River in a rocket car, and set in a 1970s hollowed-out town in eastern Ontario, Bad Ideas paints an indelible portrait of people on the forgotten fringes of life. Witty and wise, this is a novel that will stay with you a long time.

Missy Marston's first novel, The Love Monster, was the winner of the 2013 Ottawa Book Award, a finalist for the CBC Bookie Awards and the Scotiabank Giller Prize Readers' Choice. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.
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Title:Bad Ideas: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:264 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.62 inShipping dimensions:264 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.62 inPublished:23 avril 2019Publisher:ECW PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1770414614

ISBN - 13:9781770414617

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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