The Night Wanderer: A Graphic Novel

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Annick Press, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 108 pages
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A mesmerizing blend of vampire thriller and coming-of-age story--now available as a graphic novel.

Newcomers to the Otter Lake native reserve don't go unnoticed for long. So it's no surprise that 16-year-old Tiffany's curiosity is piqued when her father rents out her room to a complete stranger.

But little do Tiffany, her father, or even her insightful Granny Ruth suspect the truth about their guest. The mysterious Pierre L'Errant has a dreadful secret. After centuries roaming Europe as a brooding vampire, he has returned home to reclaim his Native roots before facing the rising sun and certain death. Meanwhile, Tiffany is deeply troubled--she doubts her boyfriend is being faithful, has escalating disputes with her father, and her estranged mother is starting a new life with somebody else.

Fed up and heartsick, Tiffany threatens drastic measures and flees into the bush. There, in the midnight woods, a chilling encounter with L'Errant changes everything as Pierre introduces Tiffany to her proud Native heritage. For Pierre, though, destiny is fixed at sunrise.

In this stunning graphic version of the award-winning novel first developed as a play in 1992, artist Mike Wyatt brings a brilliant story to visual life.

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About the author (2013)

Drew Hayden Taylor is an author, columnist, filmmaker, lecturer, and an acclaimed playwright. He is a member of the Curve Lake First Nations (Ojibwa) in Central Ontario, where he lives when he's not traveling around the world. Visit his website at www.drewhaydentaylor.com.

Mike Wyatt is a freelance illustrator based in British Columbia.

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