Indians on Vacation

Indians on Vacation

Meet Bird and Mimi in this brilliant new novel from one of Canada’s foremost authors. Inspired by a handful of old postcards sent by Uncle Leroy nearly a hundred years earlier, Bird and Mimi attempt to trace Mimi’s long-lost uncle and the family medicine bundle he took with him to Europe.

By turns witty, sly and poignant, this is the unforgettable tale of one couple’s holiday trip to Europe, where their wanderings through its famous capitals reveal a complicated history, both personal and political.

Title:Indians on Vacation
ISBN:9781443460552
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    Indians on Vacation Reviews

  • Dana

    I absolutely adored this book! Going on an adventure with Bird and Mimi was a lot like spending time with my grandparents when I was a teenager. So many laughs and so much fun. And just a side note, I...

  • Sarah

    Starts off as an enjoyable vacation romp, but then King kicks me in the gut with realness in this ultimately pessimistic (realistic) view on class, race, ageing and travel. The two main characters are...

  • Carolyn

    This was a book I found dull and disjointed. Was not expecting that reaction as Thomas King is one of my favourite, award-winning authors. Blackbird Mavrias, partly of Cherokee heritage and his long-...

  • Candie

    This was a nice read. The relationship between the two main characters was really sweet and it was interesting to hear them talking about Bird's inner struggles. But, I found the book to be a bit aiml...

  • Rhia

    So we were in Prague....

  • Eva

    “Story and memory. Memory and story. ...Together they are history.”I absolutely loved this book! I found myself slowing my reading pace in order to capture each sentence and enjoy the experience o...

  • Helio

    This was an interesting way to experience Prague. The author places a North American Indian couple in the Czech Republic in search of a Medicine Bundle that may have been deposited in a European Museu...

  • Amy Poirier

    I laughed out loud three times in the first five pages. To say that this book is entertaining would be an understatement. Expect more than laughs, though. Indians on Vacation offers insights into marr...

  • Penny (Literary Hoarders)

    I could go to 3.5 stars really. Written with King's signature caustic and sarcastic wit, but I felt overall it was too superficial and dialogue heavy to fully address the deeper issues attempted withi...

  • Wesley Wilson

    I read this book because there was a talk/panel about it for the virtual Eden Mills Writing Festival. I have read a couple of other novels by Thomas King, and I honestly found them very hit or miss. I...