I Am a Truck #(2022)
- Title: I Am a Truck
- Author: Michelle Winters
- ISBN: 9781926743783
- Page: 213
- Format: Paperback
I Am a Truck Best Download || [Michelle Winters] - I Am a Truck, I Am a Truck A tender but lively debut novel about a man a woman and their Chevrolet dealer Agathe and Rejean Lapointe are about to celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary when Rejean s beloved Chevy Silve
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UPDATE The Giller Prize short list was announced today and this delightful book made it to the top 5 Recently, I read the long list for this year s Giller Prize, a Canadian award established in 1994 I was chagrined to see I didn t recognise a single name I realised that recently, aside from internationally known Canadian authors such as Margaret Atwood and Yann Martel , I have been neglecting my country when it comes to my reading choices So, rather impulsively, I scanned a few titles and I Am a [...]
This is an odd duck, that s for sure Michelle Winters has carved out something that I d describe as Fargo set in rural, acadian New Brunswick There s some really interesting things going on in this novel shortlisted for the 2017 Giller Prize Canada s biggest literary prize and though I wanted to love it, I found it to be just okay Agathe and R jean are a happily married couple, living an insular life in New Brunswick when R jean disappears a few days before their anniversary His Silverado is lef [...]
Ben, je drive mon truck Not long after they were married, French Canadians Agathe and R jean moved to the mostly English speaking village of Pinto in rural Acadian country and everything from their remote cabin in the woods to their refusal to speak anything but French bonded them as two against the rest of the world Il n y a que nous In the week before their twentieth anniversary, therefore, it s inconceivable to Agathe that when R jean s beloved Silverado is found abandoned at the side of the [...]
Wow much punch packed into such a short book I think I need to ponder it some , but at first brush, I was impacted by the way the characters found themselves once they were no longer wrapped up in each other It s astonishing, but true, that relationships can sometimes bring about such isolation In many ways, Agathe and Rejean were just as lonely as Martin, who had no one.
Delightful Filled with the kind of French that an Anglo Canadian can read and feel good about
When I first began reading this a month or so ago it was at the start of a reading slump, and for that reason I really wasn t enjoying it However, when I recently tried picking it up again to finish it, I found much that I liked about it.I really loved the themes of identity and loss that are tackled in this book Especially since there is so much revolving around characters finding their identity in relation to others and how that changes once those other people are absent I found this element, [...]
A great little book that I probably would not know about were it not a runner up for the Giller Prize this year Set in a small town in eastern Canada, it s a about a mystery concerning a woman, her husband and his truck dealer A great story, ditto characters, and all of it written with a lot of subtle humour that had me chuckling along Took me a day and a half to read, and was the first fiction book in a long time that I couldn t really put down.
Actually, I Am A Truck reminds me of that little car in the childrens tale The big surprise there was that there was no end to the number of clowns that emerged from the tiny vehicle Just when you thought they had reached their limit, another would emerge.IAAT contains no end of surprises Even before the reader has a chance to settle, another twist in this tale reveals a new permutation Which makes this a delightful, thoughtful book, much bigger than it seems.
If the American filmmakers the Cohen brothers penned a novel it would be something like Michelle Winters I am a Truck.This book, shortlisted for the 2017 Giller Prize, is a quirky and unconventional tale about a married couple, living in rural Acadia, whose 20 year marriage falls apart in unusual circumstances.Throw in the wife s forbidden obsession with rock and roll, a bat in a cage, a lonely Chevy salesman in need of a male friend, a former cheerleader who wants to study computer programming, [...]
the jury for the 2017 giller prize announced their longlist this past week David Chariandy for his novel Brother, published by McClelland Stewart Rachel Cusk for her novel Transit, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd David Demchuk for his novel The Bone Mother, published by ChiZine Publications Joel Thomas Hynes for his novel We ll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night A Novel, published by HarperPerennial, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd Andr e A Michaud for her novel Boundary, p [...]
I Am A Truck tells the story of Agathe and Rejean, a Francophone couple in small town Acadia, surrounded by Anglophones They live in a small home in the woods, isolated as much geographically as they are linguistically Shortly before their twentieth anniversary, Rejean disappears Told in a clear, compelling voice with evocative prose and incredible dialogue, Michelle Winters examines loneliness, isolation, closeness, the way language and music create worlds, relationships, links, as well as how [...]
This is a gem of a book, with some of my favourite things, like pop rock music references, liberally sprinkled and not translated second language dialogue, quirky characters and great writing I can always count on Invisible Publishing to deliver my next favourite book.
It is like a Coen brothers movie, but liket one of the very good ones.I would much rather read the full story of Debbie, a minor character who disarms men with her former cheerleader good looks, then uses her innate technical skill to steal their jobs.
Ben, a c est un bon livre, a I embarked upon a project to read all of the Giller Prize nominees this year and though this wasn t my favourite , I have a special place in my heart for it This was a sweet little book that brought a lot of smiles to my face and just felt so lovely and familiar Beaucoup de mes relations parlent comme a, as I grew up in a bilingual town with a lot of people who spoke this type of franglais I felt like I knew ces gens l I Am a Truck explores big issues like loss, belo [...]
I really enjoyed this novel I m not surprised that the author is a short story writer this novel felt like a long short story than a short novel In fact, the writing style reminded me so much of Flannery O Connor however, it was not half as dark as her stories Agathe and Rejean, living in English speaking New Brunswick, are so in love that they shut out the rest of the world Well, we all know that that is not a smart way to ensure one s long term growth The plot unfolds from there In the meanti [...]
Quirky little read only 149 pages about love and loyalty set in the Acadian region of New Brunswick A Giller short lister which caught my attention as I followed along this story told in English with lots of French peppered in I imagined Agathe married to Andre the Giant and am still left curious at the end of what happens now but that s the lovely part of life we never actually know.
A really enjoyable read Highly innovative writing style and I found myself chuckling than once I actually looked up a recipe for Rappie Pie sounds delicious I loved the female characters Connie taught Agathe to live life on her own terms, and in the end, this is what we see her doing reaching out for the light Quirky, funny, raunchy a fast, smooth read and very hard to put down Highly recommended
An unexpected and unusual novel It s short enough to read in one sitting in fact in some ways it felt like a long short story not a bad thing I m glad that I had the chance to read this little gem, and grateful that the Giller Prize brought it to my attention.
What a unique melding of colloquial English and French with song lyrics, riding over a fluid shifting from past to present especially appropriate as the main character learns to drive The central quartet of characters is quirky and unforgettable.
A quirky little book that I really enjoyed reading.
Fun read Great pace Loved all the characters and the story s general optimism.
Agathe and Rejean have been married for 20 years They are deeply in love, but one day Rejean disappears Rejean s beloved truck is found abandoned on the side of the road with no sign of Rejean I read this book because it was listed on the Giller Prize shortlist I expected to find a heavy, thought provoking book, which was my experience with the previous Giller Prize nominees This wasn t the case for I am a Truck It was a quirky, funny, but surprisingly moving Acadian love story I read it in two [...]
ayearofbooksblog 2017 10 As we get ready to celebrate the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner, I am reading my way through the short list including Son of a Trickster Eden Robinson, who I had the privilege to meet at a Laurier event in February , Transit Rachel Cusk , Bellevue Square Michael Redhill, who I met in September and a blog post is pending , Minds of Winter Ed O Loughlin and I am a Truck Michelle Winters.I am a Truck is a very quick read I would actually suggest planning your reading s [...]
This is the first Giller Longlist book that I read this year and I loved it I read it in two nights, so it was short sweet, and what I needed right now I fell in love with all three main characters I really liked the French phrases, but junior high French was a looong time ago and I had to search a couple of them I would highly recommend this book
A unique and creative story with humorous elements A powerful and unexpected ending I really enjoyed reading this book It was fun all the way through At first I found the smattering of French phrases a bit frustrating since I don t speak any French at all But then I got used it and found that I still understood what was going on regardless A lovely discovery.
A surprising entry to the Giller Prize Longlist Not sure if it will be entirely accessible, but do hope to get a chance to read it.
ce petit livre est bien amusant but there s some layers to it, than meets the eye from the surface Very enjoyable
Not long before Agathe and R jean s twentieth wedding anniversary, R jean s truck is found abandoned on the side of the road, there s no trace of him, no body, and no sign of a struggle I Am a Truck explores what happened to R jean, as well as Agathe s attempts to start living her life again in his absence.There s a lot of French in I Am a Truck or, accurately, the Franglish frequently spoken in New Brunswick and I can almost guarantee that I missed something due to my lack of understanding Tha [...]
I saw this book on the shortlist for the 2017 Giller Prize and its description intrigued me Agathe and R jean Lapointe are getting ready to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary when R jean goes missing, his beloved Chevy Silverado left abandoned by the side of the road There is no evidence of foul play so it seems like he chose to disappear Agathe grieves but eventually has to move on with her life so she gets a job where she meets the free spirited Debbie Her new friend teaches her about ro [...]
Agathe and R jean have been married for 20 years and seem to have a good relationship They are French and isolate themselves from the English community where they live Just you and me forever sounds romantic but there s always such a thing as too much togetherness Then R jean s pickup truck, a Ford Silverado, is found abandoned by the side of the road and R jean is missing It seems he might have just walked away from his life and Agathe, left behind, has no idea why.Agathe struggles to build a n [...]
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