By Tracey Lindberg
Monkey Beach meets Green Grass, working Water meets The Beachcombers during this clever and humorous novel through a debut Cree author
Birdie is a darkly comedian and relocating first novel in regards to the common adventure of getting better from wounds of the previous, proficient via the lore and information of Cree traditions. Bernice Meetoos, a Cree lady, leaves her domestic in Northern Alberta following tragedy and travels to Gibsons, BC. She is on anything of a imaginative and prescient quest, trying to comprehend the messages from The Frugal Gourmet (one of the single tv indicates to be had on CBC North) that come to her in her desires. She is usually pushed via the leftover teenaged wish to meet Pat Johns, who performed Jesse on The Beachcombers, simply because he's, as she says, a operating, fit Indian guy. Bernice heads for Molly’s achieve to discover solutions yet they don't seem to be those she expected.
With the coming in Gibsons of her Auntie Val and her cousin thin Freda, Bernice unearths the energy to stand the previous and draw the teachings from her desires that she used to be by no means absolutely taught in lifestyles. half highway journey, dream quest and travelogue, the radical touches at the universality of women's adventure, despite tradition or race.
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