Eighteen-year-old Anishinaabe Shane struggles with life following his sister’s suicide and his mother’s withdrawal, and while he tries to share his pain with his girlfriend, she is too concerned with her own problems. He wants to turn to David, who Shane loves, but he is afraid to publicly express his love as he fears the Elders will shun him. This authentic Canadian First Peoples novel deals with sensitive issues of suicide, trauma, family relationships, missing family members, community isolation, and same-sex relationships, and is suited to a small literature circle or class or school library book. Social considerations noted.
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