- Jun 29 2021
- 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Michelle Good in conversation with Waubgeshig Rice
Award-winning author Michelle Good is joined in conversation by Waubgeshig Rice to discuss her novel Five Little Indians, which won the 2021 Amazon Canada First Novel.
About the Book
Taken from their families when they are very small and sent to a remote, church-run residential school, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie are barely out of childhood when they are finally released after years of detention.
Alone and without any skills, support or families, the teens find their way to the seedy and foreign world of Downtown Eastside Vancouver, where they cling together, striving to find a place of safety and belonging in a world that doesn’t want them. The paths of the five friends cross and crisscross over the decades as they struggle to overcome, or at least forget, the trauma they endured during their years at the Mission.
With compassion and insight, Five Little Indians chronicles the desperate quest of these residential school survivors to come to terms with their past and, ultimately, find a way forward.
How to Attend
Step 1: Purchase Five Little Indians from Massy Books to receive access to this exclusive, virtual event. Purchase here: https://bit.ly/2TEo5lv
Step 2: After purchasing your copy, go to www.indiebookfest.ca to register for the event using your order number.
This event will take place online via Zoom.