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Irma Voth

Toews, Miriam


On Sale Date: 9/6/2011
Imprint: Harper
Print Run: 30K
Format: HC
Price: $23.99
ISBN: 0062070185
ISBN 13: 9780062070180
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Ebook 9780062070203

Nineteen-year-old Irma Voth lives in a rural Mennonite community in Mexico. She has already been cast out of her family home for marrying a young Mexican ne-er do well she barely knows, although she remains close to her rebellious younger sister and yearns for 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 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 towards something that feels like freedom.

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