Village of the Small Houses is Ian Ferguson's hilariously offbeat account of growing up poor in the far north. In 1959, just one step ahead of the law, Ferguson's con-artist dad, Hank, headed north in a beat-up Mercury Zephyr with his pregnant wife, Louise. He got as far as isolated Fort Vermilion, where he passed himself off as a teacher at the "Indian school" and settled his ever-expanding family in a house without plumbing or electricity.
Ferguson's gifts as a comic actor and writer come to the fore in this spirited reading of his best-selling memoir about a scrappy northern childhood. Interweaving truth and fiction, and introducing a cast of lovable misfits, this tenderly amusing chronicle is a cross between Angela's Ashes and W.O. Mitchell's Who Has Seen the Wind.--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
People who rise above their miserable childhoods are always to be admired, particularly when they can look back and remember the happy times as well as the sad, and turn their... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Elinor Florence
What a great read. Good writing. Makes me appreciate my childhood all that much more. Would like more from Mr. FergusonPublished 21 months ago by Emi Kelly