The Resource Five little Indians, Michelle Good

Five little Indians, Michelle Good

Label
Five little Indians
Title
Five little Indians
Statement of responsibility
Michelle Good
Title variation
5 little Indians
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Taken from their families when they are very small and sent to a remote, church-run residential school, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie are barely out of childhood when they are finally released after years of detention. Alone and without any skills, support or families, the teens find their way to the seedy and foreign world of Downtown Eastside Vancouver, where they cling together, striving to find a place of safety and belonging in a world that doesn't want them. The paths of the five friends cross and crisscross over the decades as they struggle to overcome, or at least forget, the trauma they endured during their years at the Mission. Fuelled by rage and furious with God, Clara finds her way into the dangerous, highly charged world of the American Indian Movement. Maisie internalizes her pain and continually places herself in dangerous situations. Famous for his daring escapes from the school, Kenny can't stop running and moves restlessly from job to job - through fishing grounds, orchards and logging camps - trying to outrun his memories and his addiction. Lucy finds peace in motherhood and nurtures a secret compulsive disorder as she waits for Kenny to return to the life they once hoped to share together. After almost beating one of his tormentors to death, Howie serves time in prison, then tries once again to re-enter society and begin life anew. With compassion and insight, Five Little Indians chronicles the desperate quest of these residential school survivors to come to terms with their past and, ultimately, find a way forward."-- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Good, Michelle
Dewey number
  • 813/.6
  • C813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.G6645
LC item number
F58 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poverty
  • Indigenous youth
  • Racism
  • Psychic trauma
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Families
  • Survival
  • Cree Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Off-reservation boarding schools
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Survival
  • Families
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous youth
  • Poverty
  • Psychic trauma
  • Racism
  • Family members
  • Vancouver (B.C.)
Label
Five little Indians, Michelle Good
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781443459181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2013910
  • (OCoLC)1137537702
  • 2013910
  • (OCoLC)on1137537702
  • 2013910
Label
Five little Indians, Michelle Good
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781443459181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2013910
  • (OCoLC)1137537702
  • 2013910
  • (OCoLC)on1137537702
  • 2013910

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