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Strangers (Reckoner)

By David Alexander Robertson

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Format: Paperback, 300 pages
When Cole Harper is compelled to return to Wounded Sky First Nation, he finds his community in chaos: a series of shocking murders, a mysterious illness ravaging the residents, and reemerging questions about Cole's role in the tragedy that drove him away 10 years ago. With the aid of an unhelpful spirit, a disfigured ghost, and his two oldest friends, Cole tries to figure out his purpose, and unravel the mysteries he left behind a decade ago. Will he find the answers in time to save his community?

About the Author

David Alexander Robertson is an award-winning graphic novelist and writer who has long been an advocate for educating youth on Indigenous history and contemporary issues. He has written several graphic novels, including the bestselling 7 Generations series and Sugar Falls. His first novel, The Evolution of Alice, was winner of On the Same Page (2016). His children's book When We Were Alone is a finalist for the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award in the Young People's Literature (Illustrated Books) category, and the TD Canadian's Children's Literature Award. David lives in Winnipeg with his wife and five children, where he works in the field of Indigenous education.

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In Strangers, Robertson has managed to poetically embrace culture while challenging it. Facing real life issues of mental illness and poverty, and making a statement by letting people assess situations. [...] It's a novel written for a young audience that can make adults think. - Melissa Hansen, The Projector Strangers might be the best and most unique YA Indigenous supernatural mystery I've read, and Coyote is a character for the ages. You'll fall in love with him at first sight. - C. Chochinov, Literary Expert/Canonical Conniver Strangers has it all - vivid and imaginatively crafted characters, a propulsive and energetic plot, brilliant dialogue, and a series of mysteries that make us think in a new way about the world we inhabit. The story skillfully unfolds, and the characters - the spirit beings and the human ones - are utterly convincing. This book is a page turner and lingers in the memory. Strangers will resonate with and enthrall everyone, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous readers. - Warren Cariou, Canada Research Chair and Director, Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture, University of Manitoba

EAN: 9781553796763
ISBN: 1553796764
Publisher: Highwater Press
Dimensions: 21.59 x 13.97 x 1.27 centimetres (0.23 kg)
Age Range: 10-14 years
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