A Boy of Good Breeding
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - oldblack - LibraryThing
Not her best work, I reckon. All Toews' stories seem to be about quirky and strange people and situations, but this one is just too far out in left field for me. Very little is 'believable' and ... Read full review
A BOY OF GOOD BREEDINGUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A charming novel by Canadian author Toews (A Complicated Kindness, 2004) reveals what it's like to live in the smallest town in Canada.Hosea Funk is the mayor of Algren, Manitoba, and proud to ... Read full review