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Shortlisted for various Canadian awards and a Canadian best seller, Son of a Trickster focuses on 16-year-old Jared, an indigenous boy who lives with his violent mother and her string of dangerous, enabling boyfriends. Through lenses of addiction, family, and indigenous identity, Robinson creates a world for the novel’s characters that is brutal and unforgiving, and made no less easy for Jared once he discovers his supernatural powers.
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