A tender but lively debut novel about a man, a woman, and their Chevrolet dealer.
Agathe and Réjean Lapointe are about to celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary when Réjean’s beloved Chevy Silverado is found abandoned at the side of the road—with no trace of Réjean. Agathe handles her grief by fondling the shirts in the Big and Tall department at Hickey’s Family Apparel and carrying on a relationship with a cigarette survey. As her hope dwindles, Agathe falls in with her spirited coworker, Debbie, who teaches Agathe about rock and roll, and with Martin Bureau, the one man who might know the truth about Réjean’s fate. Set against the landscape of rural Acadia, I Am a Truck is a funny and moving tale about the possibilities and impossibilities of love and loyalty.
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Rejéan Lapointe has two great loves to which he’s fiercely loyal: his wife of nearly 20 years, Agathe, and Chevy trucks. He trades in his trucks for newer models each year and isolates himself and Agathe to the point of “us plus the truck against the world.” But everything stalls out when Réjean suddenly disappears. We loved Michelle Winters’ farcical mystery for its quirky take on small-town Acadia, its at-times ridiculous but lovable characters, its appreciation of Cheap Trick and Trooper, and its unapologetic use of Franglais.
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I am a truck
By Jane McCaig
I liked this book, better than Belgrade square that won the Giller.....BUT
It seemed to fall a little flat at the end...the army man is not a nice alternative: truck driving is....but which? And Martin, so pathetic, but he tried so hard....surely he should get some reward..and rejean:does he go back to the general, or Colonel? It is a half life, and he may have lost his memory, but why the half life?...he was so vibrant...
Interesting exploration of life that has become routine, and how people break out!