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The Lesser Blessed

by Richard Van Camp

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list price: $19.95
edition:Paperback
category: Fiction
published: Feb 2016
ISBN:9781771621137
publisher: Douglas & McIntyre
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Internationally praised and the subject of a critically acclaimed film, Richard Van Camp’s bestselling novel about coming of age in Canada’s North has achieved the status of an Indigenous classic and it was included in CBC’s list of 100 novels that make you proud to be Canadian. This special 20th anniversary edition features a new introduction from the author, as well as two short stories that follow the lives of the novel’s main characters.

The Lesser Blessed tracks the exploits of Larry Sole, a Dogrib teenager living in the small Northern town of Fort Simmer. After losing much of his memory in a violent accident, what he loves more than anything is reading, hearing and collecting stories. With no interest in booze or sports, he floats on the edges of high school life, sustained by his love of Iron Maiden and a hopeless passion for school hottie Juliet Hope. When good-looking, trouble-seeking Johnny Beck moves into town, he shakes up Larry’s dreamy existence and leads him into a life of sex, drugs and violence, bringing him face to face with memories that he's done his best to lose.

About the Author
Richard Van Camp is a proud Tlicho Dene from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories and is the author of over twenty books, including the Eisner-nominated graphic novel, A Blanket of Butterflies. His bestselling novel The Lesser Blessed has been made into a movie that has also received critical acclaim. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta. You can visit Richard on Facebook, Twitter and at www.richardvancamp.com.
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Awards
  • Long-listed, CBC Canada Reads
Editorial Reviews

 

“Its halcyon moments are cigarette scorched, and it has teeth—lots of them. The Lesser Blessed stood apart in 1996, and there has yet to be anything like it.”
-- Daniel Kraus, Booklist, October 15, 2016

— Booklist

— Vancouver Sun

— CBC Books’ Indigenous Book Club Month

— Midwest Book Review

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