The Resource Medicine walk, Richard Wagamese

Medicine walk, Richard Wagamese

Label
Medicine walk
Title
Medicine walk
Statement of responsibility
Richard Wagamese
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A novel about the role of stories in our lives, those we tell ourselves about ourselves and those we agree to live by." -Globe and Mail When Franklin Starlight is called to visit his father, he has mixed emotions. Raised by the old man he was entrusted to soon after his birth, Frank is haunted by the brief and troubling moments he has shared with his father, Eldon. When he finally travels by horseback to town, he finds Eldon on the edge of death, decimated from years of drinking. The two undertake difficult journey into the mountainous backcountry, in search of a place for Eldon to die and be buried in the warrior way. As they travel, Eldon tells his son the story of his own life-from an impoverished childhood to combat in the Korean War and his shell-shocked return. Through the fog of pain, Eldon relates to his son these desolate moments, as well as his life's fleeting but nonetheless crucial moments of happiness and hope, the sacrifices made in the name of love. And in telling his story, Eldon offers his son a world the boy has never seen, a history he has never known"--
Summary
Set in the dramatic landscape of the BC Interior, 16 year-old Franklin Starlight is called to visit his father, Eldon, a man he barely knows. The rare moments they have shared trouble Frank, but, he answers the call, a son's duty to a father. He finds Eldon dying of liver failure after years of heavy drinking. Eldon asks his son to take him into the mountains, so he may be buried in the traditional Ojibway manner.
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Evergreen Award (Ontario), 2015.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10298791
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wagamese, Richard
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.W316
LC item number
M43 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Storytelling
  • Fathers and sons
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Indians of North America
Target audience
adult
Label
Medicine walk, Richard Wagamese
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
900684648
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781571311153
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015002682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
Medicine walk, Richard Wagamese
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
900684648
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781571311153
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015002682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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