Eden Robinson's first English-language novel is about a family facing a harrowing loss. It's told from the point of view of Lisa, the hot-tempered eldest sibling of a Haisla family in Kitamaat on the coast of British Columbia. As the family awaits word about Lisa's brother, who's missing at sea, Lisa looks back on their shared childhood. The spirit world and the natural world are equally real to her - and they are both vividly rendered in this riveting story of grief and survival.
Monkey Beach was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award.
Our next meeting will be hosted in the Library on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Bring your lunch and come join the discussion!! Asma will bring Fry Bread and Tea to share!!