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Uniquely imagined and vividly evoked, André Alexis's prize-winning novel chronicles the childhood -- or perhaps the loss of childhood -- of Thomas MacMillan, who sets out to piece together the early years of his life. Raised in a Southern Ontario town in the '50s and '60s, Thomas is abandoned to the care of his eccentric Trinidadian grandmother. Then, at ten, his mother, Katarina, reclaims him, taking him to Ottawa and to the once-splendid Victorian home of Henry Wing, a gentle conjurer whose love of science and the imagination becomes an important legacy. But is he Thomas's father? Moving and wryly humorous,Childhoodtells the story of a man's quest for what is lost, bringing him closer to the truth about himself.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, Inc., c1998
ISBN: 9780771006654
Branch Call Number: FIC Alexi 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 265 p. :,ill


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Jan 27, 2011

Very nice writing, but had to put it down half-way through due to nothing happening plot-wise!

Oct 14, 2008

a somewhat sad tale of a young man's journey into adulthood. raised by his stern grandma until her death he is only confused more when his mom arrives to claim him.

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