Irma Voth : a novel

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New York : HarperCollins, 2011.
Main Library - Adult Fiction
Fiction Toews
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1st U.S. ed.
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255 pages ; 22 cm.
9780062070180, 0062070185


This novel follows a young Mennonite woman, vulnerable yet wise beyond her years, who carries a terrible family secret with her on a remarkable journey to survival and redemption. Nineteen-year-old Irma lives in a rural Mennonite community in Mexico. She has already been cast out of her family for marrying a young Mexican ne'er-do-well she barely knows, although she remains close to her rebellious younger sister and yearns for the lost intimacy with her mother. With a husband who proves elusive and often absent, a punishing father, and a faith in God damaged beyond repair, Irma appears trapped in an untenable and desperate situation. When a celebrated Mexican filmmaker and his crew arrive from Mexico City to make a movie about the insular community in which she was raised, Irma is immediately drawn to the outsiders and is soon hired as a translator on the set. But her father, intractable and domineering, is determined to destroy the film and get rid of the interlopers. His action sets Irma on an irrevocable path toward something that feels like freedom. This is the powerful story of a young woman's quest to discover all that she may become in the unexpectedly rich and confounding world that lies beyond the stifling, observant community she knows.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Toews, M. (2011). Irma Voth: a novel. 1st U.S. ed. New York: HarperCollins.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Toews, Miriam, 1964-. 2011. Irma Voth: A Novel. New York: HarperCollins.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Toews, Miriam, 1964-, Irma Voth: A Novel. New York: HarperCollins, 2011.

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Toews, Miriam. Irma Voth: A Novel. 1st U.S. ed. New York: HarperCollins, 2011. Print.

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