About the Book:
About the Author:
Miriam Toews was born in the small Mennonite town of Steinbach, Manitoba. She has published five novels and a memoir of her father, and is the recipient of numerous literary awards in Canada, including the Governor General’s Literary Award (for A Complicated Kindness) and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize (for The Flying Troutmans). In 2010 she received the prestigious Writers’ Trust Engel/Findley Award for her body of work. Irma Voth is Toews’s most recent novel. She lives in Toronto
I apologize for the delay in getting this review posted. It’s canning season so my reading time gets curtailed.
Irma Voth is a young Mennonite woman from Canada whose family moved to Mexico. She is married to a Mexican man named Jorge who is a rather absent man. She has a very annoying younger sister named Aggie. A somewhat famous movie director comes to her middle of nowhere existence to film a movie about which I never understood the concept. In fact there were many things in this book about which I never understood.
It is written in Irma’s voice in a very stream of consciousness way. Topics can change in an instant and have minimal bearing to one another. Very little is explained. Maybe I needed to be under the influence of some of what Irma’s husband was hiding in the barn….
The book did have its moments; some scenes were very funny. It was just hard for me to engage with the cast of characters. So many of them were impossible to like and the overall tone of the book is so very sad.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of Irma Voth gratis from TLC Book Tours. Any opinions expressed are my honest opinions and were not impacted by my receipt of the free book. I received no monetary compensation for this post.