AUTHOR OF MOON OF THE TURNING LEAVES
Waubgeshig Rice, Anishinaabe author of the phenomenal breakout bestseller Moon of the Crusted Snow, returns with the hotly anticipated sequel Moon of the Turning Leaves. Rice, a lifelong storyteller—from journalist and broadcaster to fiction novelist—shares his love of words and insights on living a writerly life.
A Different Drummer Books will be onsite selling the book for signing after the talk.
Presented in partnership with Penguin Random House and A Different Drummer Books
Moon of the Turning Leaves is a brooding story of survival, resilience, Indigenous identity, and rebirth.
It’s been over a decade since a mysterious cataclysm caused a permanent blackout that toppled infrastructure and thrust the world into anarchy. Evan Whitesky led his community in remote northern Ontario off the rez and into the bush, where they’ve been living off the land, rekindling their Anishinaabe traditions in total isolation from the outside world. As new generations are born, and others come of age, Evan’s people are in some ways stronger than ever. But resources in and around their new settlement are beginning to dry up, and the elders warn that they cannot afford to stay indefinitely.
Evan and his fifteen-year-old daughter, Nangohns, are elected to lead a small scouting party on a months-long trip to their traditional home on the north shore of Lake Huron—to seek new beginnings, and discover what kind of life—and what dangers—still exist in the lands to the south.
Waubgeshig Rice grew up in Wasauksing First Nation on the shores of Georgian Bay, in the southeast of Robinson-Huron Treaty territory. He’s a writer, listener, speaker, language learner, and a martial artist, holding a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is the author of the short story collection Midnight Sweatlodge (2011), and the novels Legacy (2014) and Moon of the Crusted Snow (2018). He appreciates loud music and the four seasons. He lives in N’Swakamok—also known as Sudbury, Ontario—with his wife and three sons.