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A complicated kindness: a novel

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"A darkly funny and provocative novel" of family, faith, and adolescent angst from the award-winning author of All My Puny Sorrows (O, The Oprah Magazine). "Half of our family, the better-looking half, is missing," Nomi Nickel explains at the beginning of A Complicated Kindness. Left alone with her sad, peculiar father, her days are spent piecing together why her mother and sister disappeared, dreaming of escape, and contemplating her inevitable career at Happy Family Farms, a chicken slaughterhouse on the outskirts of East Village. This is not the East Village in New York City, where Nomi would prefer to live, but an oppressive town founded by Mennonites on the cold, flat plains of Manitoba, Canada. A wry yet bewildered sixteen-year-old, Nomi is trapped in a town governed by fundamentalist religion. In her droll voice, she tells the story of her eccentric, loving family whose members each find themselves on a collision course with the only community they've ever known. Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award and drawing comparison to J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye,"A Complicated Kindness just may be a future classic in its own right" (Philadelphia Inquirer).
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"Half of our family, the better-looking half, is missing," Nomi Nickel explains at the beginning of A Complicated Kindness. Left alone with her sad, peculiar father, her days are spent piecing together why her mother and sister disappeared, dreaming of escape, and contemplating her inevitable career at Happy Family Farms, a chicken slaughterhouse on the outskirts of East Village. This is not the East Village in New York City, where Nomi would prefer to live, but an oppressive town founded by Mennonites on the cold, flat plains of Manitoba, Canada.

A wry yet bewildered sixteen-year-old, Nomi is trapped in a town governed by fundamentalist religion. In her droll voice, she tells the story of her eccentric, loving family whose members each find themselves on a collision course with the only community they've ever known.

Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award and drawing comparison to J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye,"A Complicated Kindness just may be a future classic in its own right" (Philadelphia Inquirer).
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subject_facetBildungsromans
Coming of age -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Dysfunctional families -- Fiction
Electronic books
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction
Maternal deprivation -- Fiction
Mennonites -- Fiction
Problem families -- Fiction
Teenage girls -- Fiction
title_displayA complicated kindness : a novel
title_fullA Complicated Kindness A Novel
A complicated kindness : a novel / Miriam Toews
A complicated kindness : a novel [electronic resource] / Miriam Toews
title_shortA complicated kindness
title_suba novel
topic_facetDysfunctional families
Electronic books
Fathers and daughters
Fiction
Literature
Maternal deprivation
Mennonites
Problem families
Teenage girls