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Complicated Kindness, a (2004) [Novel]
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"Half of our family, the better-looking half, is missing," Nomi Nickel tells us at the beginning of A Complicated Kindness. Left alone with her sad, peculiar father, her days are spent piecing together why her mother and sister have disappeared and contemplating her inevitable career at Happy Family Farms, a chicken slaughterhouse on the outskirts of East Village. Not the East Village in New York City where Nomi would prefer to live, but an oppressive town founded by Mennonites on the cold, flat plains of Manitoba, Canada.

This darkly funny novel is the world according to the unforgettable Nomi, a bewildered and wry sixteen-year-old trapped in a town governed by fundamentalist religion and in the shattered remains of a family it destroyed. In Nomi's droll, refreshing voice, we're told the story of an eccentric, loving family that falls apart as each member lands on a collision course with the only community any of them have ever known.

Original title: A Complicated Kindness
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionYouth (rebellion, Angst, Coming Of Age)

Edition #1: Complicated Kindness, a

Complicated Kindness, a (2004)
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Language: English

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A Complicated Kindness (September 2005)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Counterpoint
ISBN: 9781582433226
Dimensions: 5.3 x 7.8 x 0.7
Pages: 253

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