From the acclaimed Giller Prize Finalist and Governor General’s Award Winner: a delightfully funny and charming second novel about Canada’s smallest town.
Life in Winnipeg didn’t go as planned for Knute and her daughter. But living back in Algren with her parents and working for the longtime mayor, Hosea Funk, has its own challenges: Knute finds herself mixed up with Hosea’s attempts to achieve his dream of meeting the Prime Minister — even if that means keeping the town’s population at an even 1500. Bringing to life small-town Canada and all its larger-than-life characters, A Boy of Good Breeding is a big-hearted, hilarious novel about finding out where you belong.
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Canada’s prime minister, John Baert, has written a letter to Hosea notifying him of an official congratulatory visit on July 1—as the son of a single teenaged mother who passed off his birth as a miraculous nighttime encounter with a man on a horse, Hosea is convinced that the prime minister is h...Jun 01 2006 | Read Full Review of A Boy of Good Breeding: A Novel
Being the smallest town means maintaining the population at exactly 1,500 any less and Algren would be a village, any more and it would be like all the rest of the small towns so Hosea spends his days checking in on the wacky local residents and loitering at the hospital, where he tracks po...Sep 03 2006 | Read Full Review of A Boy of Good Breeding: A Novel
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