Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Date: October 2019
Duration: 2 hours 41 minutes
W.O. Mitchell’s The Kite, a beautiful story of intergenerational friendship and self-discovery, comes to life in this new, abridged audio edition read by the author in his own voice.
The Kite follows veteran reporter David Lang as he reluctantly arrives on assignment to the small prairie town of Shelby, Alberta, to write a piece on the 111st birthday of Daddy Sherry, the town’s oldest resident. Uptight, jaded and eager to return to Toronto, David plans to file a simple story and leave Shelby as quickly as possible – but Daddy Sherry has other ideas. David’s plans are thwarted when the curmudgeonly, elusive Daddy Sherry sends him on a wild goose chase that leads David to an entirely different story than he first expected – as well as his own journey to happiness and self-acceptance.
W.O. Mitchell’s acclaimed novel is a funny, poignant look at leaving the past behind and embracing our future, no matter how old we are.