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Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Bildungsromans Rule!

from the Globe and Mail today...
"Miriam Toews of Winnipeg, who was also up for the Giller Prize but lost to Alice Munro last week, triumphed in the Governor-General's contest with her novel A Complicated Kindness. It tells the story of a teenager growing up in an isolated Mennonite town in Manitoba where the old ways of the church leaders are at odds with encroaching modern society.
"An unforgettable coming-of-age story, this novel is melancholic and hopeful, as beautifully complicated as life itself," the judges said."

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