Evolution of Alice, The

Robertson, D.
Alice’s difficult life on a Manitoba reservation is detailed by multiple voices: growing up without a father, her mother’s death when Alice is a new young mom, living with an abusive partner, and trying to raise three daughters on a low income in a decrepit trailer without running water. Alice does her best to keep their life together but when her youngest daughter is killed Alice loses herself, but with the help of her friend Gideon she manages to put her life back together. Suitable for a literature circle or independent reading, this compelling novel for mature students explores life on a reservation, overcoming hardships, growth, resilience, abuse, suicide, loneliness, and single parenting. Social considerations noted.
Indigenous, Novel
English Language Arts
  • 11-12