Award-winning author Miriam Toews is known for her razor-sharp wit. In A Complicated Kindness, Mennonite Nomi Nichol belongs to “the most embarrassing subsect of people to belong to if you’re a teenager.” Her mother and sister have already fled their fundamentalist community in Manitoba. Now Nomi, fighting off despair, tries to find herself while hiding behind a facade of biting humor.
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"Her episodic, highly introspective first novel - part of an emerging subgenre of crossover adult books that might have been published as YA - maintains a careful balance between hilarity and heartbreak that most readers will find unforgettable." ( Booklist)
The main character is so loveable; she brings the reader on a memorable journey. I have new insights into the Mennonite community and have been reminded that deep-down, we are all the same human creatures and our desires are all similar.
Yes! it brought it alive to me, the listener.
Babe, pig in the city!
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