Son Of A Trickster by Eden RobinsonSon Of A Trickster by Eden Robinson

Son Of A Trickster

byEden RobinsonRead byFajer Al-Kaisi

Audio Book (CD) | October 24, 2017

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With striking originality and precision, Eden Robinson, the Giller-shortlisted author of the classic Monkey Beach and winner of the Writers' Trust Engel/Findley Award, blends humor with heartbreak in this compelling coming-of-age novel. Everyday teen existence meets indigenous beliefs, crazy family dynamics, and cannibalistic river otter.... The exciting first novel in her Trickster trilogy.

Everyone knows a guy like Jared: the burnout kid in high school who sells weed cookies and has a scary mom who's often wasted and wielding some kind of weapon. Jared does smoke and drink too much, and he does make the best cookies in town, and his mom is a mess, but he's also a kid who has an immense capacity for compassion and an impulse to watch over people more than twice his age, and he can't rely on anyone for consistent love and support, except for his flatulent pit bull, Baby Killer (he calls her Baby) - and now she's dead.

Jared can't count on his mom to stay sober and stick around to take care of him. He can't rely on his dad to pay the bills and support his new wife and step-daughter. Jared is only 16 but feels like he is the one who must stabilize his family's life, even look out for his elderly neighbors. But he struggles to keep everything afloat...and sometimes he blacks out. And he puzzles over why his maternal grandmother has never liked him, why she says he's the son of a trickster, that he isn't human. Mind you, ravens speak to him - even when he's not stoned.

You think you know Jared, but you don't.

Eden Robinson is a thirty-one-year-old Haisla woman who grew up near Kitimat, British Columbia. Her previous collection, TRAPLINES, was awarded the Winifred Holtby Prize for the best first work of fiction by a Commonwealth writer and was a New York Times Editor's Choice and Notable Book of the Year.
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Title:Son Of A TricksterFormat:Audio Book (CD)Product dimensions:6.75 × 5.25 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:6.75 × 5.25 × 0.5 inPublished:October 24, 2017Publisher:Brilliance AudioLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:154366346X

ISBN - 13:9781543663464

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Can't wait to read the next one Son of a Trickster is an interesting book and Robinson is clearly a gifted storyteller. There were parts I loved and I was really looking forward to the supernatural aspect. Also, being from BC, I love reading books set in the familiar landscape of my province. Most of the book is about Jared and is life and how he deals with what is going on around him. There is a lot of drinking and drugs. A lot. I found this part of the book to get repetitive, though I did like Jared and felt for him. I liked how he was friends with his elderly neighbours, how he loved his dog, and how he tried hard in his own way. He is a well developed character with depth when he could easily have been a stereotype. There are definitely some difficult situations in this book, situations that too many kids have had to go through and that is hard to read. I especially loved the end, when the magical aspect became more prominent, leaving me anxious to read the next book in this series and find out what is next for Jared.
Date published: 2019-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice I really enjoyed this book. Reading for fun and everything else is gravy.
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible I loved Monkey Beach. Son of a Trickster is well written but such a bad story. Certaintly not a young adults book. Too much sex, drugs and violence. A complete waste of money. Will not buy any more in the trillogy.
Date published: 2018-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Read!! I couldn't put this book down. Jared's journey is filled with personal endurance and strength, what a sweetheart he was despite all the challenges before him. I highly recommended this book!
Date published: 2018-05-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this author The main character Jared captures the reality of some teens lives. I struggled with the symbolism but liking that this will be a trilogy and look forward to reading more
Date published: 2018-04-27