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Canada: Knopf, October 2018
World English Audio: Audible
TV: Sienna Films

ABOUT EDEN ROBINSON

Eden Robinson (Photo: Arthur Renwick)
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Eden Robinson is the author of Son of a Trickster, a 2017 finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Bloodsports, and Monkey Beach, winner of the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. Eden has also won the Writers Trust of Canada Fellowship. She has matriarchal tendencies and her hobbies include: Shopping for the Apocalypse, using vocabulary as a weapon, nominating cousins to council while they’re out of town, chair yoga, looking up possible diseases or syndromes on the interwebs, perfecting gluten-free bannock and playing Mah-jong. She lives in Kitimat, BC.

Trickster Drift

a novel by Eden Robinson

THE DARK AND HUMOUROUS CONTINUATION OF JARED MARTIN'S STORY FROM SON OF A TRICKSTER – THE SECOND INSTALLMENT OF A TRILOGY

A BEST BOOK OF FALL 2018: NOW MAGAZINE, CHATELAINE MAGAZINE, TORONTO STAR, CBC.ca/books THE GLOBE AND MAIL, and A LOAN STARS TOP 10 PICK


“Robinson handles the new instalment of Jared’s story with ease and grace, her trademark good humour and often-disturbing imagination in equal display…. The third novel can’t come soon enough.” — THE TORONTO STAR

“Robinson understands, like few writers do, how comedy (when committed to fully) can enhance and deepen un-funny emotions such as horror, sadness and pain.”
 — THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS


Trickster Drift cover Eden Robinso’s Trickster Trilogy is like nothing that has ever come out of the American Indian community. It is an edgy, dark, modern-day Native teenage boy’s tale, set in a world that mixes fantasy, gaming devices, and popular culture with the aboriginal spirit world, drugs, and alcoholism. It combines aboriginal belief systems and severely dysfunctional family dynamics with horror and mordant humour.

Jared, seventeen, has quit drugs and drinking. But his troubles are not over: he’s being stalked by David, his mom’s ex. And his mother, Maggie, a living, breathing badass as well as a witch, can’t protect him.

As the son of a Trickster, Jared is a magnet for magic—he sees ghosts, he sees monsters, he sees the creature that creeps out of his bedroom wall and wants to suck his toes. He also still hears the Trickster in his head, and other voices too. And when crisis hits, Jared can’t ignore his true nature any longer.

 

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Haisla/Heiltsuk novelist, Eden Robinson

 

 

SON OF A TRICKSTER THE 2018 COPPER CYLINDER ADULT AWARD WINNER

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Recipient of the 2018 Copper Cylinder Award

 

 

Also coming soon from Eden Robinson - The Return of the Trickster, the conclusion of the trilogy that began with Son of a Trickster


PRAISE FOR SON OF A TRICKSTER

“The first in a trilogy, Son of a Trickster is an incredibly engaging, coming-of-age story of an indigenous teen in northern British Columbia. Eden Robinson’s almost magical ability to blend wry humor, magical realism and teenage reality will have you holding your breath for the next in the series.”— THE NEW YORK TIMES, “Summer Reads from Canada”

“Robinson has a gift for making disparate elements come together into a convincing narrative, breathing myth, lore and magic into otherwise harsh realities. The novel clips along with short, pointed sentences and lively scenes of Jared’s conundrum, building in raunchy crescendo as teen anger and spirit worlds collide.”— MACLEAN'S MAGAZINE

“What this novel does for the non-indigenous reader is to make totem poles, masks, and legends come alive. This remarkable novel takes indigenous writing to a new level.”— BC BOOKWORLD

“This is an engaging novel whose characters come fully to life.”— THE VANCOUVER SUN

“A charmingly chaotic tale.”— THE TORONTO STAR

“Eden Robinson is a masterful storyteller. Shimmering with deft prose, unforgettable characters, and haunting truths, Son of a Trickster reminds us that sometimes the surest way to solid ground is through believing in magic.”— AMI MCKAY, author of The Birth House, The Virgin Cure and The Witches of New York

Son of a Trickster is filled with darkness and squalor and obscenity. And yet, startlingly, it brings the reader to a place of wonder and mystery and magic. It is a story of a boy born into a violent history. It is a story of a boy born into a magnificent culture. Robinson bravely reconciles these oppositions in a story that is equal parts irreverent humour and astute wisdom.”— Heather O’Neill, author of Lullabies for Little Criminals, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, and Daydreams of Angels

“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

“Eden Robinson is more than funny, more than intelligent, more than a novelist—she’s an enchanter. Son of a Trickster creates a terrifically believable teenage character who lives both on the rez and in a witchy soup of blood, sex and magic. Harry Potter goes to reform school. Full of sparks, full of pain, full of joy.”— Alix Hawley, author of All True Not a Lie in It

“If Raven and Trickster got a show on Netflix, no one could write it but Eden Robinson. Talking ravens, party drugs, deadbeat dads, murderous otters, Doctor Who—nobody brings together pop culture, indigenous culture and myth with more ferocity and humour. Son of a Trickster is my favourite book this year.”— Annabel Lyon, author of The Sweet Girl and The Golden Mean

 

Author Eden Robinson

 

 

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