2017 WAS A MAJOR YEAR FOR EDEN: Shortlisted for the Giller Prize and Winner of the Writers’ Trust of Canada Fellowship
UNFORGETTABLE PROTAGONIST: Jared is hilarious and heartbreaking, a combo of Holden Caulfield, Harry Potter and something entirely his own.
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SEQUEL: Son of a Trickster fans are eager to find out what’s next for Jared.
THE BEST LAUGH IN CANADA: With all the Giller coverage on TV and radio, everyone now knows that Eden is the hands-down winner in this category.
INDIGENOUS VOICE: Eden’s extra gift to her readers is the Haisla/Heiltsuk “kitchen table” trickster stories she’s exploring in this trilogy.
“As with the first book, Trickster Drift is most memorable for its set pieces…. The mix of sharp comedy, quick character sketches, and unsettling horror is note-perfect.” —Nathan Whitlock, Quill & Quire
PRAISE FOR SON OF A TRICKSTER, FIRST OF THE TRICKSTER TRILOGY:
Shortlisted for the Sunburst Award (Adult Category) 
Finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize 
Nominated for the Ontario Library Association’s Evergreen Award 
Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize 
“A novel that shimmers with magic and vitality, featuring a compelling narrator, somewhere between Holden Caulfield and Harry Potter. Just when you think Jared’s teenage journey couldn’t be more grounded in gritty, grinding reality, his addled perceptions take us into a realm beyond his small town life, somewhere both seductive and dangerous. Energetic, often darkly funny, sometimes poignant, this is a book that will resonate long after the reader has devoured the final page.” —2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury (André Alexis, Anita Rau Badami, Lynn Coady and Richard Beard)
“Eden Robinson at her untidy best.” —The Globe and Mail
“Bursting with glee, exuberance, and wit…. This trilogy could shape up to be the new Canadian canon in the making.” —Literary Review of Canada
“Only Eden Robinson could make a reader fall in love with a smart-ass, alcoholic, drug-dealing sixteen-year-old. Through protagonist Jared and his dysfunctional family, Robinson teaches us about a kind of love outside of the norm of greeting cards and family sitcoms. Son of a Trickster is a ribald narrative, irreverent and surreal and hilarious and messy. But don’t let the unruly humour fool you—the book also offers a serious contribution to current conversations about decolonization.” —Quill & Quire
“Son of a Trickster is a timely, darkly humourous deep dive into the complexity of family, community and, of course, good ol’ fashioned Ind’en magic!…Son of a Trickster is a book whose time is now because it peels back the curtain to look at…the complex, messy efforts of rebuilding Indigenous life in a post-residential-school era, under the weight of colonialism, in small town anywhere-in-Canada…. Eden Robinson’s characters reflect the weight of the past as they struggle in the present to find a way into the future…. Robinson bends genres, twisting our minds with Jared’s sometimes violent and complicated family life, and opens the doorway to the belief that sometimes a little magic can help us, but it can also hurt us. I’m willing to take the pain in order to discover the magic Eden Robinson presents us here.” —Ryan McMahon, CBC News
“Eden Robinson is a writer with a magical touch. Crisp prose, taut dialogue and a cast of maniacal characters you sure as hell don’t want living next door.” —Thomas King, author of The Back of the Turtle and The Inconvenient Indian
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