Good for Nothing

Author(s): Michel Noel
Original Publish Date: May 01, 2004
Product Number: EB00368966
Released: May 24, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781554982677
Publisher: Groundwood Books
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Winner of the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction The year is 1959, and fifteen-year-old Nipishish returns to his reserve in northern Quebec after being kicked out of residential school, where the principal tells him he's a good-for-nothing who, like all Indians, can look forward to a life of drunkenness, prison and despair. The reserve, however, offers nothing to Nipishish. He remembers little of his late mother and father. In fact, he seems to know less about himself than the people at the band office. He must try to rediscover the old ways, face the officials who find him a threat, and learn the truth about his father's death.

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