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Want

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

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Sometimes it feels as if the world has to end before you get that new kitchen.

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Barbara Langhorst

Fiction
ISBN-13: 978-1-926794-96-9
$18.95 CDN / $17.95 US | Trade Paperback
October 2018

Delphine Almquist and her husband Hugo are living the hobby farm life of her dreams on the Canadian Prairies, far from the world of climate change concerns and global conflict. The only thing missing is a spectacular new kitchen, a tiny bistro to call their own. When she accidentally orders one online, her attempts to remedy the situation threaten her marriage to Hugo. The pressure explodes when her brother Paul arrives with end-of-the-world paranoia and plans to save the whole family on his hidden rustic homestead. As Del’s comfortable little world falls apart, she, Paul, and Hugo must work through layers of family conflict to reveal the secret that has entangled her family for generations. Funny and crisp, Want is the brilliantly relatable story of a woman who has to choose between a lifestyle she has always wanted and one that just may mean her family’s survival. Barbara Langhorst’s Want will keep you laughing and guessing until the end.

Praise for Want

“Want is an intimate meditation on our modern spiritual dilemma: what it means to both want and to be found wanting. Barbara Langhorst offers a witty account of interiors and interiority, an illumination of all the places we call home.” —Méira Cook

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Weight 250 g
Dimensions 20.95 x 14 x 2 cm

1 review for Want

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ilonka Halsband

    I loved this quirky novel! I love that it’s set in an area I know so well. I also love that even if you don’t know the area, you will know one just like it. Just like you probably know a couple like Delphine and Hugo. You may even have struggled with the emotional challenges that faced Delphine. Odds are, you probably didn’t accidentally order a DIY kitchen.

    It seems unusual that a story about mental illness and the certainty of impending climate disaster had me laughing as much as it had me taking stock of myself and my role in the world, but that’s what Barbara Langhorst’s “Want” did.

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