Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

Indians on Vacation

with Thomas King
Hosted by CBC’s Adrian Harewood

Indians on Vacation

with Thomas King
Hosted by CBC’s Adrian Harewood
Thomas King

Meet Bird and Mimi in this brilliant new novel from Thomas King, winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Trillium Book Award, and the RBC Taylor Prize. Inspired by a handful of old postcards sent by Uncle Leroy nearly a hundred years earlier, Bird and Mimi attempt to trace Mimi’s long-lost uncle 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 trip to Europe, where their wanderings through its famous capitals reveal a complicated history, both personal and political.

 

A limited number of signed books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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