David G Grade 3 (Paperback)

the tragicomic memoir of a reluctant atheist

By David Robert Loblaw

Cameron House Media, 9780995949508, 224pp.

Publication Date: September 6, 2018

List Price: 15.00*
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Description

2019 Sask Book Awards nominee
2019 Fringe Theatre Festival hit show

Fraught with anxiety, little David is troubled why Nuns wear wedding rings, why a confessed killer gets to go to Heaven, why Protestants are buried on the other side of the fence, why there are many half-souls in Limbo because of his spilled sperm. A funny and sad memoir filled with a true cast of characters.
"... a poignant, vulnerable, and laugh-out-loud funny tale, recounting his upbringing in a staunchly Catholic family living on the Canadian prairies."
"A memoir is only as interesting as its characters, and Loblaw's family has - well, character Yvette, a kleptomaniac whose tongue is a 'hilarious moral machete, ' has young David read the most scintillating bits of the Bible aloud to her laughing friends. You're a funny man, David Robert Loblaw."
"This is a painfully funny love story that honours a brave mother who made hard choices for all the right reasons. Very enjoyable."
"Some of these stories will make you laugh, it is true, but some will make you cry or rage. Some will make you argue with the writer. Most will make you think and remember."
"Took me awhile to get through, as at times I had to stop. Stop and cry. Stop and laugh. Your writing reminds me of David Sedaris. An amazing combination of human truth with gritty humour."