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Not Wanted on the Voyage
Not Wanted on the Voyage | Timothy Findley
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merelybookish
Not Wanted on the Voyage | Timothy Findley
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A postmodern re-telling of the story of Noah and the Ark by Canadian writer Timothy Findley. The narrator is a cat named Mottyl who belongs to Noah's wife.
I loved it when I read it. My best reading friend hated it. It's THAT kind of book.
#unusualnarrator #anditsaugust @RealLifeReading

Melissa_J I loved this book! 3y
LeahBergen I loved it. Look, @elkeo ! 👍🏻 3y
merelybookish @Melissa_J @LeahBergen Is Findley still a literary giant in Canada? He is not known at all in the US. 3y
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LeahBergen @merelybookish He died in 2002 but he is still pretty much an institution here. I think he is most well-known now for 3y
merelybookish @LeahBergen Thanks! In the 90s, he seemed on par with Atwood in the Canlit world. But I wondered if that had changed. The only other book of his I've read is Headhunter which I think is somewhat responsible for my fear of birds. 😯 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @LeahBergen Perfect timing! 3y
Melissa_J @merelybookish @LeahBergen To be honest I don't hear much about these days, and never had to read him in school, but as Leah mentioned The Wars is often cited when discussing Canadian lit. Not Wanted is actually the only book of his I've read. 3y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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'Everyone knows it wasn't like that.'

Oh, really? Tell me more...😯

BookHermit I wrote a paper on this book once upon a time ... 3y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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This sounds so interesting! It was the Canada Reads selection in 2008 and called 'a modern Canadian classic' by the esteemed @LeahBergen - but I think the real question is where has this been all my life?

brilliantglow I've never even heard of this😮 #stacked 3y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
Not Wanted on the Voyage | Timothy Findley
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*someone* is not cooperating for #catsoflitsy twinsies post...😕

LeahBergen So rude! 😂😂😂😂 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @LeahBergen I'll get him when he's least expecting it... 3y
JazzFeathers 😂😂😂 3y
Jess_Read_This 😂He's not a fan of the paparazzi moment apparently. You should start hiding in trees or a bush to get the pic! (edited) 3y
aeeklund Ah, the Floof Nope. I know it well. 😂😼 3y
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CuriousG
Not Wanted on the Voyage | Timothy Findley
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Although it doesn't necessarily show up well in the picture, these books have been read so many times they practically maintain the shape of my hands! A Prayer for Owen Meany actually started falling apart and I had to get a second copy. Also on my second copy of The Handmaids Tale! #welllovedbooks #riotgrams #couldliveinsidethese

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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
Not Wanted on the Voyage | Timothy Findley
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I'm bailing on this . . . Unless someone can talk me out of it?