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.
Armin Wiebe is the recipient of the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award. He has four published novels, one play, and his short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies. A teacher for many years, Armin Wiebe is now retired and lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.