Irma Voth by Miriam Toews
Release Date: 5 April 2011
Miriam Toews new novel brings us to a Mennonite community in the Mexican desert.
The stifling, reclusive Mennonite life of nineteen-year-old Irma Voth - newly married and newly deserted - is irrevocably changed when a film crew moves in to make a movie about the community. She embraces the absurdity, creative passion and warmth of their world but her intractable and domineering father is determined to keep her from it at all costs. The confrontation between them sets her on an irrevocable path towards something that feels like freedom as she and her young sister Aggie, wise beyond her teenage years, flee to the city, upheld only by their love for each other and their smart wit, even as they begin to understand the tragedy that has their family in its grip.
I love Miriam Toews writing, it's heartwarming and funny. I will be getting my hands on this one as soon as I can.
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?