Radiant Press and Nightwood Editions Book Launch
Book launch to take place October 9 at Bushwakker Brew Pub, 2206 Dewdney Ave, Regina, 7 pm, Arizona Room:
Adam’s Tree, short fiction – Gloria Mehlmann, Nanoose Bay, BC
These are highly imaginative and dark stories about life on the Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan during the 40s and 50s. Young Sophie lives here and experiences abuse, poverty and racism, while dreaming of a kinder world. The men who return to Cowessess after the war struggle with undiagnosed PTSD, and punish themselves and the people who love them. Imogene gives up a baby for adoption in the city and returns to the support of the women on the reserve, while she raises baby Adam. These stories are a reminder of the dehumanization imposed by colonization, but also reveal the beauty of the indomitable human spirit.
Bone Black, fiction – Carol Rose GoldenEagle, Regina Beach, SK
From the author of Bearskin Diary. There are too many stories about Indigenous women who go missing or are murdered, and it doesn’t seem as though official sources such as government, police or the courts respond in a way that works toward finding justice. At least that is the way Wren StrongEagle sees it. Wren is devastated when her twin sister, Raven, mysteriously disappears after the two spend an evening visiting at a local pub. When Wren files a missing persons report with the local police, she is dismissed, and becomes convinced the case will not be properly investigated. As she follows media reports, Wren realizes that the same heartbreak she’s feeling is the same for too many families, indeed for whole Nations. Something within Wren snaps and she decides to take justice into her own hands.
- Wednesday, October 9, 2019
- Bushwakker Brew Pub, 2206 Dewdney Ave
- Regina, Saskatchewan