Indians on Vacation by Thomas King audiobook

Indians on Vacation: A Novel

By Thomas King

HarperCollins Publishers
8.58 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781443462914

A #1 Indie bestseller and a Canadian bestseller for 22 weeks, the brilliant latest novel from one of Canada’s foremost authors Inspired by a handful of postcards sent nearly a hundred years ago, Bird and Mimi attempt to trace long-lost uncle Leroy and the family medicine bundle he took with him to Europe. “I’m sweaty and sticky. My ears are still popping from the descent into Vaclav Havel. My sinuses ache. My stomach is upset. My mouth is a sewer. I roll over and bury my face in a pillow. Mimi snuggles down beside me with no regard for my distress. ‘My god,’ she whispers, ‘can it get any better?’”  By turns witty, sly and poignant, this is the unforgettable tale of one couple’s holiday in Europe, where their wanderings through its famous capitals reveal a complicated history, both personal and political.   

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Summary

Summary

Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize

A #1 Indie bestseller and a Canadian bestseller for 22 weeks, the brilliant latest novel from one of Canada’s foremost authors

Inspired by a handful of postcards sent nearly a hundred years ago, Bird and Mimi attempt to trace long-lost uncle Leroy and the family medicine bundle he took with him to Europe.

“I’m sweaty and sticky. My ears are still popping from the descent into Vaclav Havel. My sinuses ache. My stomach is upset. My mouth is a sewer. I roll over and bury my face in a pillow. Mimi snuggles down beside me with no regard for my distress.

‘My god,’ she whispers, ‘can it get any better?’”

 By turns witty, sly and poignant, this is the unforgettable tale of one couple’s holiday in Europe, where their wanderings through its famous capitals reveal a complicated history, both personal and political. 

 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Funny and deeply sensitive…Indians on Vacation presses sharply against the world with humor and heart—personalized demons and all.” Quill & Quire (starred review)
“From the first page, King’s sardonic and very funny voice leads us to places we never expect to go…European and Indigenous history collide and there’s no one better to examine the aftermath.” Toronto Star

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Author

Author Bio: Thomas King

Author Bio: Thomas King

Thomas King is one of Canada’s premier Native public intellectuals. He was the first Aboriginal person to deliver the prestigious Massey Lectures, and he is the best-selling, award-winning author of six novels, two collections of short stories, and two nonfiction books. The Inconvenient Indian won the British Columbia National Award for Canadian Nonfiction and the RBC Taylor Prize. He is a recipient of the Order of Canada and lives in Guelph, Ontario.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 8.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English