A witty, sharp-edged, finely-crafted story about a young man struggling with identity issues, which causes relationship disasters and a quest for his long lost uncle in China. The introspective but straightforward narrative eventually plunges into the surreal, mirroring the madness that can result from an uncompromising search for self. —Gabriella Goliger, winner of the 2011 City of Ottawa Literary Award for Fiction for her novel Girl Unwrapped. Kevin Wilson?s remarkable novel is smart, funny, unpredictable and engaging. Imbued with insights on family, identity, relationships and music, An Idea About My Dead Uncle brims with suspense and adventure, intriguing characters and fine storytelling. —Cora Siré, author of Behold Things Beautiful. How do we define ourselves in the absence of personal and cultural history? An Idea About My Dead Uncle is a raw, honest and unsentimental novel about the search for self. Wilson is equally at home shining a light on the mundane details of domestic life and traversing the backroads of China with his unlikely hero, as he takes us on a journey into the emptiness at the heart of us all. —Julie Hartley, author of The Finding Place.
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