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Award-winning writer Eden Robinson’s new book is about tricksters and Kitimat
Eden Robinson (Credit: Eden Robinson)

Award-winning writer Eden Robinson’s new book is about tricksters and Kitimat

Son of a Trickster. (Credit: Eden Robinson)

Award-winning author and Kitimat local, Eden Robinson is getting ready for the launch of her latest book.

Robinson says Son of a Trickster started off as a way to introduce traditional myths to a younger generation.

She says what began as a short story eventually morphed into a trilogy.

Stylistically, Robinson’s latest work is a departure from her previous novels.

Robinson says the story revolves around a boy who discovers his father is a mythological trickster.

That character is part Heiltsuk and part Haisla background, mirroring Robinson’s own background.

The novel takes place in Kitimat, reflecting her observations of a small community going through a boom and bust economy.

Part of the plot includes her experiences with Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project.

Robinson is uncertain how well a novel that’s so strongly tied to the northwest will do, but she’s hopeful.

The book is available on February 7th, and there’ll be a launch event in Terrace on Monday, February 27th, with an event in Kitimat on March 18th.

Misty River Books in Terrace will have copies of the book available for sale.

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