The Moon of Letting Go

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Enfield & Wizenty, 2009 - Fiction - 214 pages
4 Reviews
Extending the tradition of Aboriginal storytelling, Richard Van Camp's new collection is eloquently and humorously optimistic. The stories in The Moon of Letting Go celebrate healing through modern day rituals that honour his Dogrib ancestry. Van Camp speaks in a range of powerful voices: a violent First Nations gangster has an astonishing spiritual experience, a single mother is protected from her ex by a dangerous medicine man, and a group of young men pay tribute to a friend by streaking through their northern town. The stories are set in First Nations communities in the Northwest Territories, Vancouver and rural British columbia. They have been broadcast on the CBC, and appeared in anthologies, the Walrus, Prairie Fire, and other journals.

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Review: The Moon of Letting Go: And Other Stories

User Review  - Bookwormjh - Goodreads

I'm reading this book right now and absolutely love it. Powerful storytelling about members of First Nations communities in the Northwest Territories. The stories are moving, suspenseful, funny, sexy ... Read full review

Review: The Moon of Letting Go: And Other Stories

User Review  - Kerry Walsh - Goodreads

It was pick and choose for me concerning Van Camp's short stories-some were great, some were amusing, and others were just plain boring and I am glad that those were short. Overall a decent book, but I would rather read a novel by him if I got to choose instead of a novel of short stories. Read full review

About the author (2009)

A Dogrib (Tlicho) Dene from Fort Smith, NWT, now living in Vancouver, Richard Van Camp is an internationally renowned storyteller and best--selling author. His previous work includes The Lesser Blessed .

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