I Am A Truck

I Am A Truck

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Fiction. Shortlisted for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize. A tender but lively debut novel about a man, a woman, and their Chevrolet dealer.

Agathe and Réjean Lapointe are about to celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary when Réjean's beloved Chevy Silverado is found abandoned at the side of the road — with no trace of Réjean. Agathe handles her grief by fondling the shirts in the Big and Tall department at Hickey's Family Apparel and carrying on a relationship with a cigarette survey. As her hope dwindles, Agathe falls in with her spirited coworker, Debbie, who teaches Agathe about rock and roll, and with Martin Bureau, the one man who might know the truth about Réjean's fate. Set against the landscape of rural Acadia, I AM A TRUCK is a funny and moving tale about the possibilities and impossibilities of love and loyalty.

"The wonder–packed drama of I AM A TRUCK plays itself out in the impossible intersection of a Coen brothers movie, a James M. Cain novel and a Looney Tunes feature. Michelle Winters has created a fresh novel overflowing with mystery, emotional complexity and a new and welcome breed of goofy charm." —Stuart Ross

Publisher: Halifax & Picton :, Invisible Publishing,, [2016]
Description: 149 pages ; 21 cm
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781926743783
Branch Call Number: Wint
Additional Contributors: Nash, Leigh, 1982-

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ontherideau Jan 02, 2018

A quick read, interweaving lives. If I was to make a comparison it would be to Little Red Riding Hood, not for the story line but the feel.

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lebaudroy
Dec 28, 2017

Fast-paced read and very funny at times. Almost reads like a fairytale. Overall a bit light though. I kept hoping for some insight about love or life or marriage or friendship, but it never rose above its own narrative. Still, I recommend.

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mistycam
Nov 21, 2017

Filler Prize nomination

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dwboyd41
Nov 19, 2017

Nominated for the 2017 Giller Prize

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