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.”
"Armin Wiebe is able to bring a people and their community vividly, wildly to life."
-- Canadian Literature
"Armin Wiebe draws us into the funny, sad world of Yasch, and into a culture hidden from most of the literary scene. Until now. This is a wonderful, out of kilter book."
Armin Wiebe's novels have been nominated for the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award. His stories have been published in a number of literary magazines and anthologies. He teaches creative writing at Red River College in Winnipeg.