A Complicated Kindness: A Novel Topics for Discussion

Miriam Toews
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What does Nomi mean when she says that she has trouble with endings? Do any other characters in the book have problems with endings?

Discuss Mr. Quiring's role in the novel.

What do you think happened to Nomi's mother?

Describe the relationship between Trudie and her brother.

Why is Nomi's father getting rid of their furniture? What does this symbolize? Why is it significant that their couch winds up in The Golden Comb's trailer?

Discuss the differences between the religious persecution in Russia and that in the East Village.

Compare and contrast Tash's rebellion with that of Nomi's.

What is significant about Ray's obsession with making order out of disorder? Why does he clean up the dump? Why is he obsessed with chemicals that must decay in order to become more stable?

What is the significance of Edwina McGillivray? What is her role in...

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