The Best Kind of People

August 27, 2016|
The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall
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National Bestseller

2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist

National Post 99 Best Books of the Year

Indigo Best Book of the Year

Globe and Mail Best 100 Books of 2016

What if someone you trusted was accused of the unthinkable?

George Woodbury, an affable teacher and beloved husband and father, is arrested for sexual impropriety at a prestigious prep school. His wife, Joan, vaults between denial and rage as the community she loved turns on her. Their daughter, Sadie, a popular over-achieving high school senior, becomes a social pariah. Their son, Andrew, assists in his father''s defense, while wrestling with his own unhappy memories of his teen years. A local author tries to exploit their story, while an unlikely men''s rights activist attempts to get Sadie onside their cause. With George locked up, how do the members of his family pick up the pieces and keep living their lives? How do they defend someone they love while wrestling with the possibility of his guilt?

With exquisite emotional precision, award-winning author Zoe Whittall explores issues of loyalty, truth, and the meaning of happiness through the lens of an all-American family on the brink of collapse.

Zoe Whittall''s third novel, The Best Kind of People, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, was named Indigo''s #1 Book of 2016, and is being adapted for film by director Sarah Polley. Whittall won a 2018 Canadian Screen Award for Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program with the team from The Baroness von Sketch Sh...
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Title:The Best Kind of PeopleFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:424 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.9 inShipping dimensions:424 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.9 inPublished:August 27, 2016Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1770899421

ISBN - 13:9781770899421

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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