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Lesser Blessed (Paperback) (Richard Van Camp)

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Over 10,000 copies sold in Canada! The 20th-anniversary edition of Richard Van Camp’s best-selling coming-of-age story, with a new introduction and story by the authorLarry is a Dogrib Indian growing up in the small northern town of Fort Simmer. His tongue, his hallucinations and his fantasies are hotter than the center of the sun. At sixteen, he loves Iron Maiden, the North and Juliet Hope, the high school tramp.”In this powerful and very funny first novel, Richard Van Camp gives us one of the most original teenage characters in Canadian fiction. Skinny as spaghetti, nervy and self-deprecating, Larry is an appealing mixture of bravado and vulnerability. His past holds many terrors: an abusive father, blackouts from sniffing gasoline, an accident that killed several of his cousins and he’s now being hunted and haunted by a pack of blue monkeys. But through his new friendship with Johnny, a Metis who just moved to town, he’s now ready to face his memoriesand his future.The Lesser Blessed is an eye-opening depiction of what it is to be a young Dogrib man in the age of AIDS, disillusionment with Catholicism and a growing world consciousness.
Number of Pages: 170
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Richard Van Camp
Language: English
Street Date: October 8, 2016
TCIN: 51135259
UPC: 9781771621137
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-9178
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$11.52
MSRPwas $16.95

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