The Year We Became Us
A Novel About the 1962 Saskatchewan Doctors Strike, Love, History and PoliticsBook - 2012
A novel about the 1962 Saskatchewan doctor strike as seen through the eyes of a 12-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl. Roy, the son of a union activist, is a committed socialist and the best Little League pitcher in the entire province. Katherine, the daughter of a surgeon, has fallen in love with two novels by Ayn Rand and aspires to be just like her. Both are forced to write letters to President Kennedy as punishment for always arguing politics in their Grade 8 class at Saint Michael's Catholic School in Moose Jaw. Part romance, part adventure and part political philosophy, this historical novel moves between 1960s Moose Jaw and present-day Boston and follows Roy and Katherine as they revisit their letters to President Kennedy forty years later." -- Publisher.
Publisher: Winnipeg : RED/Fernwood, c2012
Description: 268 p. ; 23 cm
Branch Call Number: Engl