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Trickster drift / Eden Robinson.

Robinson, Eden. (Author).


"In an effort to keep all forms of magic at bay, Jared, 17, has quit drugs and drinking. But his troubles are not over: now he's being stalked by David, his mom's ex--a preppy, khaki-wearing psycho with a proclivity for rib-breaking. And his mother, Maggie, a living, breathing badass as well as a witch, can't protect him like she used to because he's moved away from Kitimat to Vancouver for school. Even though he's got a year of sobriety under his belt (no thanks to his enabling, ever-partying mom), Jared also struggles with the temptation of drinking. And he's got to get his grades up, find a job that doesn't involve weed cookies, and somehow live peacefully with his Aunt Mave, who has been estranged from the family ever since she tried to "rescue" him as a baby from his mother. An indigenous activist and writer, Mave smothers him with pet names and hugs, but she is blind to the real dangers that lurk around them--the spirits and supernatural activity that fill her apartment. As the son of a Trickster, Jared is a magnet for magic, whether he hates it or not--he sees ghosts, he sees the monster moving underneath his Aunt Georgina's skin, he sees the creature that comes out of his bedroom wall and creepily wants to suck his toes. He also still hears the Trickster in his head, and other voices too. When the David situation becomes a crisis, Jared can't ignore his true nature any longer." -- Provided by the Publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780735273436
  • ISBN: 073527343X
  • Physical Description: 370 p. ; 24cm.
  • Publisher: Toronto, ON : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Awards Note:
BC Book Awards 2019 - Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize
Subject: Tricksters > Fiction.
Witches > Fiction.
Martin, Jared (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Dysfunctional families > Fiction.
Tricksters > Folklore > Fiction.
Indigenous peoples > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Indigenous youth > Canada > Fiction.
Substance abuse > Fiction.
Teenage boys > Fiction.
Kitimat (B.C.) > Fiction.
Vancouver (B.C.) > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Magic realist fiction.
Canadian fiction.
Topic Heading: Aboriginal.
Canadian fiction.
First nations.
First nations.
Indigenous collection.

Available copies

  • 32 of 38 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.


  • 0 current holds with 38 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library Robi (Text) 33294002031656 Adult Fiction - Second Floor Volume hold Available -

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