Is Canada Even Real?

How a Nation Built on Hobos, Beavers, Weirdos, and Hip Hop Convinced the World to Beliebe
Product Number: EB00780524
Released: Nov 05, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781459738850
Publisher: Dundurn
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Description

This quirky ode to a quirky land is a humorous nostalgia trip and a fun Canadian history lesson couched in a hipster quiz book. If you've ever wondered -Why is the inuksuk more revered than Wheelchair Jimmy? -Does the iconic beaver really represent us better than The Littlest Hobo? -Is everyone going canoeing without me or is canoeing way less of a thing than it's made out to be? then this book is for you. Is Canada even real? It's a question that's being asked more and more, thanks to our waterproof, see-through, supposedly maple-scented currency and our improbably hot prime minister's assertion that Santa lives here. In the age of Google Maps and #factcheck, how could the existence of Canada be questioned? And yet how could a nation that's the home of toboggans, Drake, and KD exist in the same realm as, say, Belgium or Niger? Is Canada Even Real? examines the cultural factors behind the twenty-first-century monolithic myth of Canada, a nation that is lovable and real—if only in your imagination.

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Author(s): J.C. Villamere
Genre: Humor, History
Original Publish Date: May 13, 2017

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