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Publisher Description

In 1973, fifteen-year old Qʷóqʷésk̓iʔ, or "Squito" Bob, is a mixed-blood Nłeʔkepmx boy trying to find his place in a small, mostly Native town. His closest friends are three nłeʔkepmx boys and a white kid, an obnoxious runt who thinks himself superior to his friends. Accepted as neither Native nor white, Squito often feels like the stray dog of the group and envisions a short, disastrous life for himself. Home Waltz follows the boys over thirty-six hours on what should be one of the best weekends of their lives. With a senior girls volleyball tournament in town, Squito's favourite band performing, and enough alcohol for ten people, the boys dream of girls, dancing, and possibly romance. A story of love, heartbreak, and tragedy, Home Waltz delves into suicide, alcohol abuse, body image, and systemic racism. A coming of age story like no other, Home Waltz speaks to one Indigenous teenager's experience of growing up in a world that doesn't want or trust him.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2020
October 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Palimpsest Press
SELLER
eBOUND Canada
SIZE
1.1
MB