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Eden Robinson

Autor(a) de Monkey Beach

8+ Works 1,668 Membros 67 Críticas 6 Favorited

About the Author

Eden Robinson is a First Nations woman who grew up in Haisla territory. Her first book, a collection of stories called "Traplines" (1996), was awarded the Winifred Holtby Prize for the best first work of fiction in the Commonwealth & was selected as a New York Times Editors' Choice & Notable Book mostrar mais of the Year. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Eden Robinson

Monkey Beach (2000) 633 exemplares
Son of a Trickster (2017) 517 exemplares
Trickster Drift (2018) 184 exemplares
Traplines (1996) 127 exemplares
Return of the Trickster (2021) 89 exemplares
Blood Sports (2006) 75 exemplares

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Son of a Trickster is by Indigenous Canadian author Eden Robinson. It is an intense coming-of-age story about Jared who at 16 has a lot to deal with. A broken family, a dead beat father, social pressures, drugs, alcohol, poverty and a slightly insane mother. Throughout the story the author has interwoven a First Nations myth about the trickster, Wee’jit.

Set in Kitimat, B.C. this is a dark story. Drug abuse and alcoholism are the driving force in both Jared’s father and mother’s lives. The author does insert plenty of humor, but it is hard to ignore the fact that Jared is more responsible that either of his parents but his life appears to be heading much the same way as theirs. His rough life is not unusual among the Indigenous of Canada and the author’s inclusion of the folklore and magical elements help in our understanding of the culture but do nothing to lighten the story.

Son of a Trickster is built around the character of Jared and he is someone that I could really root for. Yes, he drinks, uses drugs and makes money by baking pot cookies but he is generous to others, thoughtful and caring and his close relationship with his mother was endearing. Although there was very little resolution to the story, I understand that this is the first of a trilogy and so the story will continue on. Son of a Trickster works at giving a voice to the Canadian First Nations and the author is to be applauded to painting such a strong and vivid picture.
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DeltaQueen50 | 33 outras críticas | Apr 23, 2024 |
Too much weirdness and magic in this one so I did no enjoy this as much as the other two.
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DidIReallyReadThat | 3 outras críticas | Jan 30, 2024 |
Liked Trickster Drift even more than the first book. Watching Jared start to really embrace becoming an adult and still holding on to his kindness of being young.

The magic and background story telling of the other worldly creatures is amazing. I'd love to read a book about Shu or one about Dent.
 
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beentsy | 6 outras críticas | Aug 12, 2023 |
I'm so glad this is going to be a trilogy. Can't wait for the next installment.
 
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beentsy | 33 outras críticas | Aug 12, 2023 |

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Obras
8
Also by
7
Membros
1,668
Popularidade
#15,395
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
67
ISBN
59
Línguas
4
Marcado como favorito
6

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