A literary tour-de-force sure to turn the coming-of-age genre on its head from Printz honor author, Eric Gansworth
Brian, a 20-something reporter on the Niagara Cascade’s City Desk, is navigating life as the only Indigenous writer in the newsroom, being lumped into reporting on stereotypical stories that homogenize his community, the nearby Tuscarora reservation. But when a mysterious roadside assault lands Tim, the brother of Brian’s mother’s late boyfriend in the hospital, Brian must pick up the threads of a life that he’s abandoned.
The narrative takes us through Brian’s childhood and slice of life stories on the reservation, in Gansworth’s signature blend of crystal sharp, heartfelt literary realist prose. But perhaps more importantly, it takes us through Brian’s attempt to balance himself between Haudenosaunee and American life, between the version of his story that would prize the individual over all else and the version of himself that depends on the entire community’s survival.---from the publisher
400 pages 978-1646141838 Ages 14-18
Keywords: Native American, Indigenous people, journalism, crime, coming of age, Native American reservation, cultural identity, Native American author, 14 year old, 15 year old, 16 year old, 17 year old