The Flying Troutmans

The Flying Troutmans

Audiobook CD - 2008
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A road novel helped along by a lovably nutty cast, the story follows a ragtag crew as they crisscross America. Hattie, recently dumped in Paris by her moody, adjective-hating boyfriend, returns home to Canada after receiving an emergency phone call from her niece. Turns out, Hattie's sister, Min, is back in the psych ward, and her kids, 11-year-old Thebes and 15-year-old Logan, are fending for themselves. Thus the quirky trio--purple-haired, wise-beyond-her-years Thebes, recently expelled brother Logan and overwhelmed Hattie--embark on a road trip to the States to find the kids' long-missing father. What follows is a quest in which the characters learn about themselves and each other as they weather car repairs, sleazy motel rooms and encounters with bizarre people.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, p2008
Edition: Unabridged
Description: 7 sound discs (8 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9781436160094
Branch Call Number: SWCD Toew
Additional Contributors: Moon, Erin.

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Jan 10, 2018

Another wonderful story by Miriam Toews. The audio is a delight to listen to.
The road trip to find Churkis after Min is hospitalized gives Hattie, Logan and Thebes the chance to determine how to move forward in their lives. In the process, they learn, grow and gain strength.
As always, Miriam Toews' writing is funny and heartbreaking. She manages to balance between these two extremes with grace and finesse.

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