In this second installation of the Overhead Series, Lucy Haché once again transports the reader with intimate revelations on identity by exploring both her personal and ancestral relationship to the sky and stars. Hache's prose is extraordinary in its combination of self awareness yet unselfconscious honesty and skillful restraint, creating a sense of connection under the vastness of the stars above. Masterfully illustrated by artist Michael Joyal, his evocative astronomic drawings contribute to the overall sensory and transcendent experience.
Lucy Haché is a writer and adventurer of First Nations/Métis and Scottish/Irish descent. She grew up in Tsulquate, a small First Nations Community on the Northern tip of Vancouver Island. Much of her childhood was spent in the forest or on the sea. When she’s not surrounded by nature she writes about it. She also writes about contemporary and historical First Nations issues. Stars is the second book in her Overhead Series. Michael Joyal recently spent one year drawing a single piece of art for each day, culminating in the show '365 Days Before I Sleep' at Cre8ery Gallery. He has also produced the comic zines 'CrUDE' and 'Disturb'. Mr. Joyal received his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. His work can been seen at leadvitamins.blogspot.com
"Indigenous People have always had a strong relationship with the sky. Here, Joyal's stark, beautiful illustrations combine perfectly with Haché's voice as she sings a story of loss, and ultimately, reclamation." --David A. Robertson, author of When We Were Alone (winner 2017 Governor General's Literary Award) and Strangers