Cover image for Strangers / David A. Robertson.
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Strangers / David A. Robertson.
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9781553796763
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Winnipeg, Manitoba : HighWater Press, 2017.

©2017
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233 pages ; 22 cm
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When Cole Harper returns to Wounded Sky First Nation, he finds his community in chaos: a series of murders, a mysterious illness ravaging the population and reemerging questions about Cole's role in the tragedy that drove him away ten years ago
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Summary

When Cole Harper returns to Wounded Sky First Nation, he finds his community in chaos: a series of murders, a mysterious illness ravaging the population and reemerging questions about Cole's role in the tragedy that drove him away ten years ago. With the aid of an unhelpful spirit, a disfigured ghost and his two oldest friends, Cole tries to figure out his purpose and unravel the mysteries he left behind a decade ago. Will he find the answers in time to save his community?


Author Notes

David Alexander Robertson is an award-winning graphic novelist and writer who has long been an advocate for educating youth on Indigenous history and contemporary issues. He has written several graphic novels, including the bestselling 7 Generations series and Sugar Falls . His first novel, The Evolution of Alice , was winner of On the Same Page (2016). David lives in Winnipeg with his wife and five children, where he works in the field of Indigenous education.


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Horn Book Review

Cole has been lying low, attending school in Winnipeg and living with his auntie and grandmother, ever since he left Wounded Sky First Nation after a fire in which he saved several lives. Now an old friend is sending him urgent texts: Cole needs to come home. When he does fly north to his Cree community, Cole finds it caught up in a rash of illnesses and violent murders, and he is suspected of precipitating them. As if that werent bad enough, hes plagued by Coyote, a flamboyant spirit being who insists that Cole is an Indigenous superhero. Cole must use his powers to resolve Wounded Skys crisis before more people die. This first volume in a projected trilogy is a mash-up of sortsthriller, superhero origin story, old-fashioned science fiction, and YA coming-of-age. Its Indigenous imagery and cultural references bring these genres and their conventions into an invigorating context, often with refreshing ironic humor and always with ample reference to pop culture. Robertsons prose is sometimes stiff, but the storys tantalizing mystery pulls readers along. deirdre f. baker (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.