Shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour and the Books in Canada Best First Novel Award.
The Salvation of Yasch Siemens is an outrageous, comic ride through a community as memorable as any in Canadian literature.
“Armin Wiebe does for Gutenthal, a composite village drawn from the Mennonite farming communities of Southern Manitoba, what Stephen Leacock did for Mariposa and its inhabitants. The results are similarly uproarious and touching, side-splittingly anarchic and wistful. Wiebe’s writing is utterly endearing, genuinely funny… Do not miss it.”–Patrick Dunn, Canadian Mennonite.