Douglas & McIntyre
The Lesser Blessed

Book details:

February 2016
ISBN 978-1-77162-113-7
Paperback - Trade
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
176 pages
Fiction / Coming Of Age FIC043000
Fiction / Literary FIC019000
$19.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

The Lesser Blessed

Over 10,000 copies sold in Canada! The 20th-anniversary edition of Richard Van Campís bestselling coming-of-age story, with a with a new introduction by the author and two new short stories that feature Larry Sole


Internationally praised and the subject of a critically acclaimed film, Richard Van Campís bestselling novel about coming of age in Canadaís North has achieved the status of an Indigenous classic and it was included in CBCís list of 100 novels that make you proud to be Canadian. This special 20th anniversary edition features a new introduction from the author, as well as two short stories that follow the lives of the novelís main characters.

The Lesser Blessed tracks the exploits of Larry Sole, a Dogrib teenager living in the small Northern town of Fort Simmer. After losing much of his memory in a violent accident, what he loves more than anything is reading, hearing and collecting stories. With no interest in booze or sports, he floats on the edges of high school life, sustained by his love of Iron Maiden and a hopeless passion for school hottie Juliet Hope. When good-looking, trouble-seeking Johnny Beck moves into town, he shakes up Larryís dreamy existence and leads him into a life of sex, drugs and violence, bringing him face to face with memories that he's done his best to lose.

About the Author

Richard  Van Camp

Richard Van Camp

An internationally renowned storyteller and best-selling author, Richard Van Camp was born in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, and is a member of the ...

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