A Boy of Good Breeding

A Boy of Good Breeding

A Novel

Book - 2005
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From the acclaimed Giller Prize Finalist and Governor General's Award Winner: a delightfully funny and charming second novel about Canada's smallest town.

Life in Winnipeg didn't go as planned for Knute and her daughter. But living back in Algren with her parents and working for the longtime mayor, Hosea Funk, has its own challenges: Knute finds herself mixed up with Hosea's attempts to achieve his dream of meeting the Prime Minister -- even if that
means keeping the town's population at an even 1500. Bringing to life small-town Canada and all its larger-than-life characters, A Boy of Good Breeding is a big-hearted, hilarious novel about finding out where you belong.
Publisher: New York : Counterpoint, 2005.
ISBN: 9780676977196
Characteristics: 237 p. ; 21 cm.


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Jul 31, 2013

I read "A Complicated Kindness" so I was excited to read more by Miriam Toews. I was so disapointed. This is one of the most painfully boring books I've read in a long time. The "problem" is barely a problem and Toews spends a lot of trying to sell the reader quirky characters in a quirky town but in the end they lack substance. The book is a lot of pages about nothing.

Oct 22, 2010

Not one of Miriam Toews best. A curious story about eccentric characters in the smallest town in Canada and Mayor Funk's attempt to keep it as such so he can meet the Prime Minister who is purportedly his father.

Aug 31, 2008

Enjoyed it more than "A Complicated Kindness". Characters are unique and likeable and you can certainly picture the town and all of the people in it. Humourous writing style.


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