I Am A Truck by Michelle WintersI Am A Truck by Michelle Winters

I Am A Truck

byMichelle Winters

Paperback | November 1, 2016

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Shortlisted for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize!

A tender but lively debut novel about a man, a woman, and their Chevrolet dealer.

Agathe and Réjean Lapointe are about to celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary when Réjean's beloved Chevy Silverado is found abandoned at the side of the road--with no trace of Réjean. Agathe handles her grief by fondling the shirts in the Big and Tall department at Hickey's Family Apparel and carrying on a relationship with a cigarette survey. As her hope dwindles, Agathe falls in with her spirited coworker, Debbie, who teaches Agathe about rock and roll, and with Martin Bureau, the one man who might know the truth about Réjean's fate. Set against the landscape of rural Acadia, I Am a Truck is a funny and moving tale about the possibilities and impossibilities of love and loyalty.

Michelle Winters is a writer, painter, and translator from Saint John, N.B. She was nominated for the 2011 Journey Prize and her work has been published in THIS Magazine, Dragnet and Taddle Creek. She is the co-translator of My Planet of Kites, by Marie-Ève Comtois. She lives in Toronto.
Title:I Am A TruckFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:November 1, 2016Publisher:Invisible PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1926743784

ISBN - 13:9781926743783


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Worthy of its award. The story draws you in and doesn't release you from its grip until the end... fantastic read
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Recommended Surprising and immersive. Characters are odd but operate in our world. I can see why it got a Giller Prize nomination.
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from cool i have heard that this book is so good, i am really excited to read it #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good I can see why it won the book award. Good story.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommended A delightful and surprising story about strange characters living in a very real world. It's definitely a sleeper hit on the Giller Prize shortlist this year. Recommended!
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worthy of Giller Nomination I thought the writing was excellent - clear and uncluttered. The storyline was captivating, and I for one, liked that it was short. These days I find that fiction is longer than it needs to be. Worthy of the nomination.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book A very good book. Most impressive is the fact that it's from a small press and still managed to be shortlisted for the Giller.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A bit disappointed I had high expectations for this book after hearing the author speak. The writing was short and sweet, and the inclusion of french was welcomed! However, the book is so short that I found it to be a bit anti-climatic.
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I HOPE that this book WINS the 2017 GILLER Prize!!! LOVE THIS STORY. I love everything about this book. The writing provides real images inside my head. Images that are entertaining and emotionally powerful, in clever ways. The French dialogue in this book is exactly the way that it is spoken in New Brunswick and also in Prince Edward Island. In real life, not all French dialogue sounds the same to the ear. French as an example in Quebec differs from Paris, France. Throughout Canada, depending where you live...the French in Ontario differs greatly from Quebec. I have been to all these places that I am comparing in my review...the author is a PRO at making French within her setting come alive in a such an authentic way. I LOVE that the main character speaks in such a down to earth manner. A FANTASTIC STORY WITH LOTS OF SUSPENSE. *******WOW!*****
Date published: 2017-10-22