AUDIENCE: For readers of David Chariandy, Annie Proulx, Katherena Vermette, David Adams Richards, Eden Robinson, Cormac McCarthy, Guy Vanderhaeghe, Thomas King, Patrick Lane, Russell Banks.
COMPANION VOLUME TO MEDICINE WALK: Franklin Starlight, the boy who fulfilled his father’s last wish of being buried in the traditional Ojibway manner in Medicine Walk, has grown into a man whose profound sense of honour allows him to welcome strangers into his home to save them, and perhaps himself as well. Film rights to Medicine Walk have just been sold.
A TIMELY LOOK AT THE IMPACT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
A MUCH-NEEDED STORY OF HEALING AND RECONCILIATION FOR OUR TROUBLED TIMES: This novel contains scenes of kindness and grace that are deeply cathartic for both the characters and readers.
AUTHOR’S INTENTIONS KNOWN: Based on the recollections of trusted intimates with whom Wagamese periodically shared his ideas about his novel-in-progress, we have some indication of what he intended for the remainder of the novel, a summary of which is included in the book, along with a final scene and a previously unpublished short essay by Wagamese.
BACKLIST REPACKAGE: We are looking at repackaging Wagamese’s extensive backlist of fiction and non-fiction at M&S and Anchor Canada (timing TBA).
Praise for Medicine Walk:
“Medicine Walk is a masterpiece, a work of art that explores human interconnectedness with a level of artistry so superb that the personal becomes eternal.”—National Post
“Richard Wagamese’s novel renders the Canadian wilderness with staggering insight and beauty. The same can be said for his understanding of the fragility, wildness and resilience of the human heart. Magnificent.”—Lisa Moore
“In Medicine Walk, Wagamese manages the nuances of betrayal and redemption with uncommon artistry. It is a breathtaking novel of sorrow, hope and polished steel.”—Thomas King
“A beautiful book, suffused with an intimate awareness of the natural world, and of the intricacies of characters who, on the surface, appear simple and terse…. A novel of grace, of coming to terms with hidden truths, of coming to know the secrets behind forbidding appearances, of finding the humanity within strangers.”—Robert J. Wiersema, Vancouver Sun
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