Son of a Trickster
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Jared can’t count on his mom to stay sober and stick around to take care of him. He can’t rely on his dad to pay the bills and support his new wife and step-daughter. Jared is only sixteen but feels like he is the one who must stabilize his family’s life. But he struggles to keep everything afloat…and sometimes he blacks out. And he puzzles over why his maternal grandmother has never liked him, why she says he’s the son of a trickster, that he isn’t human. Mind you, ravens speak to him—even when he’s not stoned. You think you know Jared, but you don’t.
Haisla/Heiltsuk novelist Eden Robinson is the author of Monkey Beach, which won the 2001 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and was a finalist for the Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Fiction.