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Indians on Vacation

Written by: Thomas King
Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
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Publisher's Summary

A number-one Indie best seller and a Canadian best seller 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. 

©2020 Thomas King (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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FANTASTIC

I listened to this every moment I could get, finished it a couple of days ago. I miss Bird and Mimi already!

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Right Book Wrong Narrator

Have always enjoyed the works of Thomas King but unfortunately this story was lost amidst a mediocre narration. I would have preferred to have this book read by someone more like Jasper Friendly Bear.

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Amusing Story Humorous and Serious

I love that thos book deals with mental health struggles in such a creative way. Really inspirational learning how main character deals with these issues. Characters have depth and narrator does a great job of telling the story. I highly recommend!

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Another one!!

The only thing I was disappointed with was that it ended! Thomas King is my favourite author and I loved his latest book. It was funny, made me laugh, very relevant, relatable, made me sad and gave me hope. Loved the characters and the demons! Only question is when does the next one come out!!!

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Good book but not great

Story did not really grab me other than my familiarity with Prague. Characters were not compelling and became a bit annoying. Especially the demons.

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Wonderful read

Laugh out loud Funny, poignant, weaved together beautifully, Descriptive but not wordy. Highly recommend

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Funny and Real

This was a great book. It was light, funny and the characters reminded me of very real people- myself at times! It is a relaxing and entertaining novel.

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Witty, excellent presentation

dry humor, authentic characters, captures my generation's angst (68 now), laughter and travel intrigue too

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Differences and samenesses

Aging, coupledom, travel, identity formation and identity politics. indigeneity made obvious and so subtle at the same time. King, as usual, is the Trickster. laugh, cry, squirm.

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Witty Travelogue with a Canadian Twist

I enjoyed the Canadian perspective on this journey to Prague. After thoroughly enjoying the booklet, the only unexpected disappointment was the abrupt ending.

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