Another quirky little book by Miriam Toews that I liked. It’s once again set in a small, insignificant town in Canada, lifted slightly up from it’s total unimportance by the fact that it could be Canada’s smallest town. This is basically the only thing that occupies Hosea’s mind, the town’s mayor and the book’s main character.
The plot revolves around his struggle to keep the number of residents in Algren at exactly 1500 so as to win the tittle he so longs for. He does go to ridiculous lengths in his effort to do so and in this way he unwillingly and unknowingly gets involved in other people’s stories with quite funny results. I liked this book, it’s very easy to read and the oddness of most of the characters was highly entertaining.