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Mooresville PL - Mooresville FIC WAG (Text) 37323005270544 FICTION Available -
Morgan Co PL - Waverly Branch FIC WAG (Text) 78551000528540 Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781571311160 :
  • ISBN: 1571311165 :
  • Physical Description: 245 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First paperback edition.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Milkweed Editions, 2016, ©2015.

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Franklin Starlight's comfort in solitude and experience in the wilderness make him appear wise beyond his sixteen years. But when his ailing father, Eldon, summons him back to town, Franklin's sense of duty clashes with the deep resentment he feels for his father's many years of absence and neglect. Finding Eldon near death after years of drinking, Franklin grudgingly agrees to help carry out his father's final wish to be buried in the warrior way, deep in the rugged and starkly beautiful outback of British Columbia. The ride into the wilderness transforms both men as Eldon shares his life story. From an impoverished childhood to his shell-shocked return from combat in the Korean War, Eldon depicts a hard life, a life common to many of his people. But along with these desolate recollections, Eldon shares his life's fleeting moments of happiness and hope. And in telling his story, he offers his son an inheritance he never could have imagined.
Subject: Storytelling > Fiction.
Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Indians of North America > Fiction.

Richard Wagamese is one of Canada’s foremost writers, and one of the leading Native writers in North America. The author of eight previous novels and several acclaimed memoirs, he has won numerous awards, including the National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Media and Communications, the Molson Prize, and the Canada Reads People’s Choice Award. He lives in Kamloops, British Columbia.

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