Turnstone Press - Turnstone Press - Armin Wiebe http://www.turnstonepress.com Mon, 22 May 2017 16:21:20 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Armin's Shorts http://www.turnstonepress.com/fiction/armin-s-shorts.html http://www.turnstonepress.com/fiction/armin-s-shorts.html Armin's Shorts

Showcasing a selection of stories from Armin Wiebe's 30 year writing career, Armin's Shorts features tales from the familiarly fictitious Mennonite community of Gutenthal, re-imagined origin stories from the Tlįchǫ of the subarctic, and flights of pure fantasy set in modern day Winnipeg. Now available for Pre-Order!

Showcasing a selection of stories from Armin Wiebe's 30 year writing career, Armin's Shorts features tales from the familiarly fictitious Mennonite community of Gutenthal, re-imagined origin stories from the Tlįchǫ of the subarctic, and flights of pure fantasy set in modern day Winnipeg.

Funny enough to make your "grandmother sit up in her black trough coffin and laugh," and so gut wrenching you'll feel "that clunk in the heart, and that wrunsch in the stomach," master story teller, Armin Wiebe, presents a veritable smorgasbord of short stories that cover the gamut of human experience with a wry sense of humour, a stern sense of justice, and a warm and tender heart.

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arminw@mts.net (Armin Wiebe) Fiction Tue, 21 Jul 2015 21:21:52 -0500
Tatsea http://www.turnstonepress.com/fiction/tatsea.html http://www.turnstonepress.com/fiction/tatsea.html Tatsea

Set in Canada’s Subarctic in the late 1700s, a time when the Dogrib people were under constant threat of attack by raiders supplied with European weapons.

Winner of the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award (Manitoba Writing and Publishing Awards).

Set in Canada’s Subarctic in the late 1700s, a time when the Dogrib people were under constant threat of attack by raiders supplied with European weapons. After Ikotsali saves Tatsea and her father following a hunting accident, Tatsea is obliged to marry their strange-looking rescuer. One day when Ikotsali is away from camp, raiders arrive and kill everyone. The only lives spared are those of Tatsea, who is captured, and their infant daughter, whom she has hidden. When Ikotsali returns to find the carnage, the story of their struggle to survive and be reunited begins.

"Tatsea brings back the years when our grandparents lived their lives.”
—Mike Nitsiza, counsellor, Mezi Community School, Wha Ti, Northwest Territories

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arminw@mts.net (Armin Wiebe) Fiction Mon, 07 Feb 2011 17:50:47 -0600
Second Coming of Yeeat Shpanst http://www.turnstonepress.com/fiction/second-coming-of-yeeat-shpanst.html http://www.turnstonepress.com/fiction/second-coming-of-yeeat-shpanst.html Second Coming of Yeeat Shpanst

Set in the mythical Mennonite village of Gutenthal, The Second Coming of Yeeat Shpanst is an operatic political cartoon novel of the struggle for Canada's soul. When the Prime Minister declares that it is a dark day for Canada, the citizens of Gutenthal, who believe their country's fate is more important than baseball, set out to save the nation from a storm of unwanted referendum questions and foreign take-overs.

Set in the mythical Mennonite village of Gutenthal, The Second Coming of Yeeat Shpanst is an operatic political cartoon novel of the struggle for Canada's soul. When the Prime Minister declares that it is a dark day for Canada, the citizens of Gutenthal, who believe their country's fate is more important than baseball, set out to save the nation from a storm of unwanted referendum questions and foreign take-overs.Led by Oata Siemens, armed only with a carpenter's pencil and her trusty notepad, The Second Coming of Yeeat Shpanst serves up the essence of living in Canada during the tumultuous time after the death of Meech.

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arminw@mts.net (Armin Wiebe) Fiction Mon, 07 Feb 2011 17:50:47 -0600
Salvation Of Yasch Siemens http://www.turnstonepress.com/fiction/salvation-of-yasch-siemens.html http://www.turnstonepress.com/fiction/salvation-of-yasch-siemens.html Salvation Of Yasch Siemens

Shortlisted for both the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour and the Books in Canada Best First Novel Award
The Salvation of Yasch Siemens is an outrageous, comic ride through a community as memorable as any in Canadian literature.

20th Anniversary Edition! Shortlisted for both the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour and the Books in Canada Best First Novel Award, The Salvation of Yasch Siemens is an outrageous, comic ride through a community as memorable as any in Canadian literature.

“Armin Wiebe does for Gutenthal, a composite village drawn from the Mennonite farming communities of Southern Manitoba, what Stephen Leacock did for Mariposa and its inhabitants. The results are similarly uproarious and touching, side-splittingly anarchic and wistful. Wiebe’s writing is utterly endearing, genuinely funny... Do not miss it.”

—Patrick Dunn, Canadian Mennonite
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arminw@mts.net (Armin Wiebe) Fiction Mon, 07 Feb 2011 17:50:47 -0600
Murder in Gutenthal http://www.turnstonepress.com/fiction/murder-in-gutenthal.html http://www.turnstonepress.com/fiction/murder-in-gutenthal.html Murder in Gutenthal

Return to this hilarious fictional southern Manitoba town as Schneppa Kjnals, the gumshoe of Gutenthal, is bedutzed by stolen bras, exploding trailers, contraband bibles, and mysterious Ford LTDs.

Wiebe’s second Gutenthal novel takes the form of a comic “anti-murder mystery.”
“I am Schneppa Knjals. I am the eyes at the back of your head. I see the world in a stepped-in cowpie. I am a good neighbour for a fee.”

Return to this hilarious fictional southern Manitoba town as Schneppa Kjnals, the gumshoe of Gutenthal, is bedutzed by stolen bras, exploding trailers, contraband bibles, and mysterious Ford LTDs.


“Wiebe is able to bring a community and its people vividly, wildly to life.”

—Canadian Literature
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arminw@mts.net (Armin Wiebe) Fiction Mon, 07 Feb 2011 17:50:47 -0600