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Godless but Loyal to Heaven

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by Richard Van Camp

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In Richard Van Camp's fictionalized north anything can happen and yet each story is rooted in a vivid contemporary reality. The stories offer a potent mix of tropes from science fiction, horror, Western and Aboriginal traditions. The title story pits Torchy against Smith Squad, fighting for love and family in a bloody, cathartic, and ultimately hopeful narrative. Van Camp's characters repeatedly confront the bleakness of sexual assault, substance addiction and violence with the joy andhumour of inspired storytelling.

About the Author

Richard Van Camp is a proud member of the Tlicho Nation from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. He is the author of 24 books including The Lesser Blessed (also a feature film), the Eisner Award nominated graphic novel, A Blanket of Butterflies (with Scott B. Henderson), and Three Feathers (also a feature film). He is a contributor to the groundbreaking graphic novel anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold. Richard is also the author of five collections of short stories, including Night Moves, and six baby books, including the award-winning Little You (with Julie Flett). You can visit Richard on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and at www.richardvancamp.com

 

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Richard Van Camp is an internationally renowned storyteller and best-selling author. His previous work includes Angel Wing Splash Pattern, The Lesser Blessed, and The Moon of Letting Go.

Editorial Review

"Powerful! An original voice from the true north strong and free." - Tomson Highway

"Gripping, graphic and insightful, Godless but Loyal to Heaven opens up the human heart and lets the reader watch it pumping. Van Camp slips in and out of characters like a shapeshifter, introducting poetry and the fantastic into a brutal landscape." - Eden Robinson, author of Monkey Beach

"Godless but Loyal to Heaven is a fierce look at all the dehumanized aspects of our world as it is, written courageously, poignantly and beautifully."- Lee Maracle

"Prepare to be shocked and seared, moved at times to tears when you read Van Camp's work. You'll be taken on a series of journeys that you will not forget." - Joseph Bruchac, author of Our Stories Remember

"Richard Van Camp successfully melds aborigninal traditions with a fictional contemporary North in his new short story collection."- Winnipeg Free Press

"Hard-nosed but thin-skinned, sturdy yet totally off the wall, Richard Van Camp's Godless but Loyal to Heaven is such a vibrant story collection that I'm kicking myself for only getting around to it now"-Edmonton Journal

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