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Village of the Small Houses: A Memoir of Sorts Paperback – August 25, 2004
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"Effectively narrated by the author, Village Of The Small Houses is two and one-half hours of thoughtful, entertaining, and highly recommended listening." — Midwest Book Review (2013-01-18) --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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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.
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What a great read. Good writing. Makes me appreciate my childhood all that much more. Would like more from Mr. FergusonPublished on December 26, 2012 by Emi Kelly