Son Of A Trickster

Son of a Trickster
Publisher Knopf Canada
Release Date
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780345810809
Rating 3/5 from 17 reviews
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Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize: With striking originality and precision, Eden Robinson, the author of the classic Monkey Beach and winner of the Writers’ Trust of Canada Fellowship, blends humour with heartbreak in this compelling coming-of-age novel. Everyday teen existence meets indigenous beliefs, crazy family dynamics, and cannibalistic river otters . . . The exciting first novel in her trickster trilogy. 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 and an impulse to watch over people more than twice his age, and he can't rely on anyone for consistent love and support, except for his flatulent pit bull, Baby Killer (he calls her Baby)--and now she's dead. Jared can't count on his mom to stay sober and stick around to take care of him. He can't rely on his dad to pay the bills and support his new wife and step-daughter. Jared is only sixteen but feels like he is the one who must stabilize his family's life, even look out for his elderly neighbours. But he struggles to keep everything afloat...and sometimes he blacks out. And he puzzles over why his maternal grandmother has never liked him, why she says he's the son of a trickster, that he isn't human. Mind you, ravens speak to him--even when he's not stoned. You think you know Jared, but you don't.

Son of a Trickster
  • Author : Eden Robinson
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2017-02-07

Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize: With striking originality and precision, Eden Robinson, the author of the classic Monkey Beach and winner of the Writers’ Trust of Canada Fellowship, blends humour with heartbreak in this compelling coming-of-age novel. Everyday teen existence meets indigenous beliefs, crazy family dynamics, and cannibalistic river

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Trickster Drift
  • Author : Eden Robinson
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02

Following the Scotiabank Giller Prize-shortlisted Son of a Trickster comes Trickster Drift, the second book in Eden Robinson's captivating Trickster trilogy. In an effort to keep all forms of magic at bay, Jared, 17, has quit drugs and drinking. But his troubles are not over: now he's being stalked by David,

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Monkey Beach
  • Author : Eden Robinson
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-10-05

“Monkey Beach creates a vivid contemporary landscape that draws the reader deep into a traditional world, a hidden universe of premonition, pain and power.” --Thomas King Tragedy strikes a Native community when the Hill family’s handsome seventeen-year-old son, Jimmy, mysteriously vanishes at sea. Left behind to cope during the

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Raven
  • Author : Gerald McDermott
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2001-09-01

Raven, the trickster, wants to give people the gift of light. But can he find out where Sky Chief keeps it? And if he does, will he be able to escape without being discovered? His dream seems impossible, but if anyone can find a way to bring light to the

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Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club
  • Author : Megan Gail Coles
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release Date : 2019-02-12

February in Newfoundland is the longest month of the year. Another blizzard is threatening to tear a strip off downtown St. John’s, while inside The Hazel restaurant a storm system of sex, betrayal, addiction, and hurt is breaking overhead. Iris, a young hostess from around the bay, is forced

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Saltus
  • Author : Tara Gereaux
  • Publisher : Harbour Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-04-24

Evocative of Miriam Toews’ A Complicated Kindness and Diane Warren’s Cool Water, Tara Gereaux’s novel, set in small-town Saskatchewan, dissects themes of Métis identity, female identity and motherhood, aging and regret, and finally, acceptance. Nothing ever seems to happen in the small town of Saltus. At the

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Trickster Makes This World
  • Author : Lewis Hyde
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2010-08-17

In Trickster Makes This World, Lewis Hyde brings to life the playful and disruptive side of human imagination as it is embodied in trickster mythology. He first visits the old stories—Hermes in Greece, Eshu in West Africa, Krishna in India, Coyote in North America, among others—and then holds

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Jabuti the Tortoise
  • Author : Gerald McDermott
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2005

All the birds enjoy the song-like flute music of Jabut, the tortoise, except Vulture who, jealous because he cannot sing, tricks Jabut into riding his back toward a festival planned by the King of Heaven. By the creator of Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest. Reprint.

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Trickster
  • Author : Matt Dembicki
  • Publisher : Fulcrum Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-07-06

2010 Maverick Award winner, 2011 Aesop Prize Winner – Children's folklore section, and a 2011 Eisner Award Nominee. All cultures have tales of the trickster – a crafty creature or being who uses cunning to get food, steal precious possessions, or simply cause mischief. He disrupts the order of things, often humiliating others and sometimes

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House of Salt and Sorrows
  • Author : Erin A. Craig
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04

On a remote island estate, Annaleigh Thaumas, the sixth-born of twelve sisters, enlists the aid of an alluring stranger to unravel the family curse before it claims her life in this twist on The Twelve Dancing Sisters.

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Moon of the Crusted Snow
  • Author : Waubgeshig Rice
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02

A daring post-apocalyptic novel from a powerful rising literary voice With winter looming, a small northern Anishinaabe community goes dark. Cut off, people become passive and confused. Panic builds as the food supply dwindles. While the band council and a pocket of community members struggle to maintain order, an unexpected

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Indian Horse
  • Author : Richard Wagamese
  • Publisher : D & M Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-01-27

"An unforgettable work of art."—The National Post Saul Indian Horse is dying. Tucked away in a hospice high above the clash and clang of a big city, he embarks on a marvellous journey of imagination back through the life he led as a northern Ojibway, with all its sorrows

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The Story of Owen
  • Author : E. K. Johnston
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Lab ™
  • Release Date : 2014-03-01

Listen! For I sing of Owen Thorskard: valiant of heart, hopeless at algebra, last in a long line of legendary dragon slayers. Though he had few years and was not built for football, he stood between the town of Trondheim and creatures that threatened its survival.There have always been

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The Trickster
  • Author : Muriel Gray
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2015-06-18

He is a shape-shifter. He is as old as time. He kills without mercy.

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Something Fierce
  • Author : Carmen Aguirre
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2014-03-25

Looks at the experiences of Carmen Aguirre, who fled to Canada with her family after General Augusto Pinochet's coup in Chile in 1973 and then returned five years later to become a militant in the Chilean resistance.

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