Darrel J. McLeod
In his award-winning memoir, First Nations/Cree author Darrel J. McLeod has written a powerful chronicle of stories told within his family. Recipient of Canada’s prestigious Governor General Award for Literary Nonfiction, this book should find a large readership here to the south.
"Mamaskatch reminded me of my childhood and the Indigenous people I love dearly. The hard and brilliant life breathing on the pages brought me to tears, to joy, and to grace. Darrel J. McLeod tells a coming-of-age tale familiar to many Indigenous people, but our histories, and our families' truths, are mostly unwritten. The work he's doing is powerful and overdue."―Terese Marie Mailhot.
“A haunting and joyful ode to the resilience of an often complicated, always extraordinary mother. Intimate and affecting, Mamaskatch asks complex questions about the legacies we inherit and the way in which self-invention is a crucial act of survival.”―Esi Edugyan.
‘Mamaskatch’ translates from the Cree to “it’s a wonder.” Indeed, as this book embodies.