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Smuggling Donkeys

byDavid Helwig

Paperback | September 1, 2007

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A retired teacher surviving a hard winter on memory and jokes finds that life still has surprises in store for him.

Born in Toronto in 1938, David Helwig attended the University of Toronto and the University of Liverpool. His first stories were published in Canadian Forum and The Montrealer while he was still an undergraduate. He then went on to teach at Queen's University. He worked in summer stock with the Straw Hat Players, mostly as a business m...
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Title:Smuggling DonkeysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.76 × 5.58 × 0.38 inPublished:September 1, 2007Publisher:Porcupine's QuillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889842949

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`...[The theatre is the passion of protagonist Warren Thouless. A retired history teacher who once gave up a chance to tread the boards at Stratford, Warren is in his golden years rediscovering a passion for the stage. His wife Laura has just left him to practice yoga in India, leaving Warren susceptible to the wiles of former student Tessa Niles, who convinces him to buy an old deconsecrated church and open a theatre for her. It is fitting that as Laura embarks on a spiritual quest, Warren in living in this symbol of faithlessness; in truth, he has given his spiritual self over to drama and the words of his favourite playwrights. Warren's thoughts are often derived from his heroes like Thornton Wilder, William Shakespeare, and Anton Chekov, and it a testament to Helwig's skill that this does not make Warren insufferable.' ... Smuggling Donkeys ...[has an honest and truthful voice that makes Warren painfully real for the reader and maintains interest even when the story gets mired in Warren's self-loathing.'