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.