Good for Nothing

Good for Nothing

eBook - 2012
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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.

Publisher: Toronto :, Groundwood Books Ltd.,, 2012
ISBN: 9781554982677
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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