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Eden Robinson (Reading and Signing)

Wednesday Feb 15 2017 7:00 pm, Saskatoon, Travel Alcove

Hosted by Harry Lafond of the Office of the Treaty Commissioner

Son of a Trickster

With striking originality and precision, Eden Robinson, the Giller-shortlisted author of the classic Monkey Beach and winner of the Writers’ Trust Engel/Findley Award, blends humour with heartbreak in this compelling coming-of-age novel. Everyday teen existence meets indigenous beliefs, crazy family dynamics, and cannibalistic river otter . . . The exciting first novel in her trickster trilogy.

Her second book, Monkey Beach, was a novel. It is set in Kitamaat territory and follows a teenaged girl's search for answers to and understanding of her younger brother's disappearance at sea. In her third book, Blood Sports, also a novel, Robinson returns to the characters and urban terrain of her novella Contact Sports, from Traplines.

Everyone knows a guy like Jared: the burnout kid in high school who sells weed cookies and has a scary mom who's often wasted and wielding some kind of weapon. Jared does smoke and drink too much, and he does make the best cookies in town, and his mom is a mess, but he's also a kid who has an immense capacity for compassion.

Moderator Harry J. Lafond is the Executive Director of The Office of the Treaty Commissioner. He has a wide range of experience in the community, in politics, and in academics, which he brings to the OTC.

Harry was appointed (1994-2000) as the Saskatchewan representative to the Chiefs’ Council on Education (Assembly of First Nations). He was appointed to serve on the Board of Governors for the University of Saskatchewan (1995-2002), and was also appointed to the national Federal Task Force on Education (2003).