The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews

The Flying Troutmans

Miriam Toews

fiction contemporary emotional sad fast-paced

274 pages | first published 2008

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"Min was stranded in her bed, hooked on the blue torpedoes and convinced that a million silver cars were closing in on her (I didn't know what Thebes meant either), Logan was in trouble at school, something about the disturbing stories he was writ...
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Summary of 153 reviews


emotional 91%
funny 75%
adventurous 66%
sad 66%
reflective 50%
dark 33%
hopeful 16%
challenging 8%
lighthearted 8%
relaxing 8%


medium 66%
fast 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 80% | A mix: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 36%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 18%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 77% | It's complicated: 11% | Yes: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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