Milk Chicken Bomb

The Milk Chicken Bomb 'auspicious' for Canadian Literature

Seeing Things
By Gisele M. Baxter
Canadian Literature
July 1 2008

The Milk Chicken Bomb is a young man's debut novel, and it is oddly touching for all its deliberate eccentricity. Its plot is virtually irrelevant; its audience undefined. The narrator is an unnamed ten-year-old living by his wits in a very small Prairie town, where he and his best friend try to sort out the mysterious activities of Russian immigrant workers and to eke out a living selling lemonade in winter.

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The Milk Chicken Bomb longlisted for the IMPAC Award

Andrew Wedderburn's novel, The Milk Chicken Bomb, which was a finalist for the 2008 Amazon.ca / Books in Canada First Novel Award, has made the longlist for the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award!

Refer to the following article on CBC.ca/Arts for a list of other Canadians up for the prize: http://www.cbc.ca/arts/books/story/2008/11/13/impac-longlist.html

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Coach House on the ReLit shortlist!

On Friday, July 4th, the shortlist for the ReLit Awards were announced, and we are delighted to report that two Coach House titles have been shortlisted -- one in the category of poetry and one in the category of novel.

Congratulations to David McGimpsey (Sitcom, shortlisted in the poetry category) and Andrew Wedderburn (The Milk Chicken Bomb, shortlisted in the novel category)!

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Coach House titles on the ReLit long list

This past weekend, the long list for the ReLit Awards was announced. The ReLits are Canada's pre-eminent awards for independent literary presses.

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The Milk Chicken Bomb is one of Uptown's Books of 2007

It's official: Andrew Wedderburn's The Milk Chicken Bomb was one of the Books of 2007.

In addition to a listing in the Globe 100, The Milk Chicken Bomb was also named as one of Uptown Magazine's 'Books of the Year':

http://www.uptownmag.com/2008-01-03/page1485.aspx

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The Milk Chicken Bomb listed in Calgary Herald's Gift Guide

The Calgary Herald recently published their suggestions for holiday books, and Andrew Wedderburn's debut novel, The Milk Chicken Bomb, was among their gift ideas:

'Only a member of the very cool Calgary band Hot Little Rocket could imagine and write a novel about selling lemonade in the middle of winter in Marvin, Alta.

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The Milk Chicken Bomb listed in the Globe 100

On December 1, the Globe and Mail published the Globe 100, their list of the 100 best reviewed titles of 2007.

Among the chosen 100 was Andrew Wedderburn's The Milk Chicken Bomb, which reviewer Jim Bartley calls a ' deceptively casual novel [that] closes with a heart-piercing bang.'

Congratulations to Andrew Wedderburn!

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Uptown unlocks the mysteries of The Milk Chicken Bomb

By Quentin Mills-Fenn
Uptown
September 13, 2007

From lyrics to prose

Hot Little Rocket frontman's first novel a look into small-town Alberta

Quentin Mills-Fenn

The Milk Chicken Bomb is a secret. It's a weapon whose mysteries are known to very few.

It's also the title of the deceptively ambitious new book by Andrew Wedderburn, of the Calgary band Hot Little Rocket.

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See Magazine puts two Coach House titles on its reading list

By Jay Smith
See Magazine
May 3, 2007

Human Resources

Rachel Zolf

Available Now / Coach House Books / Paperback / $16.95

If you’re the sort of person who feels an instinctive urge to deface the sign outside Wendy’s reading "Now Hiring Cashier’s & / Hamburger Flipper’s" or whose heart sinks whenever you hear words like "impactful" or "paradigm," or simply despairs at the indignities proper English suffers every day at the hands of capitalism, we suspect poet Rachel Zolf’s book is for you.

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Saskatoon's Planet S likes The Milk Chicken Bomb's strange journey back to puberty

By Kelly Brownlee
Planet S
June 21, 2007

What do rock stars write about? Well, in this case, angst-filled youth and the ramblings of disgruntled adolescence—you know, the same things they sing about. Andrew Wedderburn, a member of Calgary rockers Hot Little Rocket, takes a strange journey back to puberty with his first novel, The Milk Chicken Bomb.

Remember when you first realized as a kid that things were perhaps not as simple as they seemed to be? You started making inferences and reaching a little deeper into your perception of events.

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