The Year We Became Us

The Year We Became Us

A Novel About the 1962 Saskatchewan Doctors Strike, Love, History and Politics

Book - 2012
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The 1962 Sasketchewan doctor's strike was one of the pivotal moments in the creation of Medicare -- the quintessential Canadian institution that sets us apart from our U.S. neighbours. A commemoration of the 50th anniversary of this dispute, The Year We Became Us is a fictional story about a left-wing Canadian historian and the Queen of the U.S. Right Wing Talk Radio who, forty years after the fact, recover letters written to President Kennedy about the doctor's strike. The two relive their first kiss while debating politics, success and who was the more prodigious child prodigy.A unique combination of the wisdom of youth and the cynicism of mid-life crisis, The Year We Became Us is a cross-dresser -- a literary transsexual -- fiction attired as history (or perhaps the other way round), that is also a children's story for adults and political philosophy dressed as tales about schoolyard rivalries.
Publisher: Vancouver : RED Pub. ; Winnipeg : Fernwood, c2012
ISBN: 9781552664827
Branch Call Number: F ENG
Characteristics: 268 p. ; 23 cm

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