Return of the Trickster Paperback by Eden Robinson

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Return of the Trickster Paperback by Eden Robinson

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  • Publisher: Vintage Canada (2022-03-29)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • ISBN-13: 9780735273474
  • Item Weight: 260.82 grams
  • Dimensions: 7.99 x 5.2 x 0.83 cm


"The last book in Eden Robinson's lauded Trickster Trilogy is everything at once, in a good way. It's a page-turner dense with history and lore: gruesome . . . then suddenly hilarious." —Toronto Star
A deeply satisfying, explosive, surprising and satisfying resolution to the trilogy by one of Canada's most gifted and beloved storytellers.

All Jared Martin had ever wanted was to be normal, which was already hard enough when he had to cope with Maggie, his hard-partying, gun-toting, literal witch of a mother, Indigenous teen life and his own addictions. When he wakes up naked, dangerously dehydrated and confused in the basement of his mom's old house in Kitimat, some of the people he loves just think he fell off the wagon after a tough year of sobriety. The truth for Jared is so much worse.
     He finally knows for sure that he is the only one of his bio dad Wee'git's 535 children who is a Trickster too, a shapeshifter with a free pass to other dimensions. While his ex is happy he's a magical being, everyone else is upset or in mortal danger because he has accidentally unleashed dark forces—the scariest of which is his Aunt Georgina, a maniacal ogress hungry for his power, who has sent her posse of flesh-eating coy-wolves to track him down.
     Soon Jared is at the centre of an all-out war—a horrifying place to be for the universe's sweetest Trickster, whose first instinct is not mischief and mind games but to make the world a kinder, safer, place.

About the Author

Haisla/Heiltsuk novelist EDEN ROBINSON is the author of a collection of novellas called Traplines, which won the Winifred Holtby Prize in the UK. Her next novels were Monkey Beach and Blood Sports. Monkey Beach won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General's Award for Fiction. The first book in the Trickster Trilogy, Son of a Trickster, became a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and Canada Reads. Trickster Drift, the second book in the trilogy, won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. In 2017, Eden was awarded the Writers' Trust Fellowship. She lives in Kitamaat Village, BC.

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