I Am A Truck

I Am A Truck

Book - 2016
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Fiction. Shortlisted for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize. A tender but lively debut novel about a man, a woman, and their Chevrolet dealer.

Agathe and R#65533;jean Lapointe are about to celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary when R#65533;jean's beloved Chevy Silverado is found abandoned at the side of the road -- with no trace of R#65533;jean. Agathe handles her grief by fondling the shirts in the Big and Tall department at Hickey's Family Apparel and carrying on a relationship with a cigarette survey. As her hope dwindles, Agathe falls in with her spirited coworker, Debbie, who teaches Agathe about rock and roll, and with Martin Bureau, the one man who might know the truth about R#65533;jean's fate. Set against the landscape of rural Acadia, I AM A TRUCK is a funny and moving tale about the possibilities and impossibilities of love and loyalty.

"The wonder-packed drama of I AM A TRUCK plays itself out in the impossible intersection of a Coen brothers movie, a James M. Cain novel and a Looney Tunes feature. Michelle Winters has created a fresh novel overflowing with mystery, emotional complexity and a new and welcome breed of goofy charm." --Stuart Ross
Publisher: Halifax and Picton : Invisible Publishing, ©2016.
ISBN: 9781926743783
Characteristics: 149 pages ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Nash, Leigh 1982-- Editor


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Nov 19, 2017

Nominated for the 2017 Giller Prize

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