Babble Book Club's next selection is Godless But Loyal to Heaven by Canadian author Richard Van Camp. Godless But Loyal to Heaven is a story collection that captures the contemporary realities of a fictionalized north and is deeply rooted in traditional Native life.
The interwoven stories blend lyrical prose with brutal sharpness and create vibrant characters, vast landscapes and unforgettable moments. Published by Great Plains Publication imprint, Enfield & Wizenty, based in Manitoba, Godless But Loyal to Heaven continues Van Camp's remarkable reputation as a talented storyteller and author.
Praise for Godless but Loyal to Heaven:
"Godless but Loyal to Heaven is a fierce look at all the dehumanized aspects of our world as it is, written courageously, poignantly and beautifully." – Lee Maracle
"Prepare to be shocked and seared, moved at times to tears when you read Van Camp’s work. You’ll be taken on a series of journeys that you will not forget." – Joseph Bruchac, author of Our Stories Remember
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Regarded by some writers as one of "the most memorable, significant and interesting indigenous voices of the late 20th and early 21st centuries," Godless But Loyal to Heaven looks like a great read for everyone.
This book is widely available across Canadian public libraries, through Enfield & Wizenty and in local independent bookstores as well. Pick up a copy and join us in the babble book lounge for some lively reading and discussion!
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