The Barefoot Bingo Caller: A Memoir

May 9, 2017|
The Barefoot Bingo Caller: A Memoir by Antanas Sileika
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A rollicking memoir through the shifting zeitgeist of the last five decades In The Barefoot Bingo Caller, Antanas Sileika finds what''s funny and touching in the most unlikely places, from the bingo hall to the collapsing Soviet Union. He shares stories that span his attempts to shake off his suburban, ethnic, folk-dancing childhood to his divided allegiance as a Lithuanian-Canadian father. Antanas has a keen eye for social comedy, bringing to life such memorable characters as ageing beat poets, oblivious college students, the queen of the booze cans, and an obdurate porcupine. Passing through places as varied as the prime minister''s office and the streets of Paris, these wry and moving dispatches on work and family, art, and identity are ones to be shared and savoured.
Antanas Sileika is the author of four works of fiction. His first book, Buying on Time, was shortlisted for the Leacock Medal for Humour and the Toronto Book Award as well as serialized on CBC Radio''s Between the Covers. Woman in Bronze and Underground were both listed among the 100 books of the year by The Globe and Mail, and the lat...
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Title:The Barefoot Bingo Caller: A Memoir
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:228 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:228 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.6 in
Published:May 9, 2017
Publisher:ECW Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781770413429

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