Trickster Drift

Trickster Drift

Book - 2018
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In an effort to keep all forms of magic at bay, Jared, 17, has quit drugs and drinking. But his troubles are not over: now he's being stalked by David, his mom's ex--a preppy, khaki-wearing psycho with a proclivity for rib-breaking. And his mother, Maggie, a living, breathing badass as well as a witch, can't protect him like she used to because he's moved away from Kitimat to Vancouver for school. Even though he's got a year of sobriety under his belt (no thanks to his enabling, ever-partying mom), Jared also struggles with the temptation of drinking. And he's got to get his grades up, find a job that doesn't involve weed cookies, and somehow live peacefully with his Aunt Mave, who has been estranged from the family ever since she tried to "rescue" him as a baby from his mother. An indigenous activist and writer, Mave smothers him with pet names and hugs, but she is blind to the real dangers that lurk around them--the spirits and supernatural activity that fill her apartment. As the son of a Trickster, Jared is a magnet for magic, whether he hates it or not--he sees ghosts, he sees the monster moving underneath his Aunt Georgina's skin, he sees the creature that comes out of his bedroom wall and creepily wants to suck his toes. He also still hears the Trickster in his head, and other voices too. When the David situation becomes a crisis, Jared can't ignore his true nature any longer.
Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2018
ISBN: 9780735273436
Branch Call Number: ROB
Characteristics: 370 pages ; 24 cm


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Following on the heels of Robinson's Giller nominated title "Son of a Trickster" this second book of the trickster trilogy has been depicted as pop culture/horror/comedy. Woven with Eden's Robinson unique storytelling ability and sense of humour, this story follows Jared to Vancouver w... Read More »

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Sep 22, 2020

I enjoyed the first book of this series but I really loved this one. Jared is so likeable and you just want to cheer for him every time you turn the page. Really looking forward to the third and final one of this trilogy.

Mar 22, 2019

I loved the first book in this series (Son of a Trickster), but in my opinion this one was just on a whole other level. One of the best books I have ever read - creative and exciting story, engaging characters, and incredibly well written. Eden Robinson is a true master storyteller. Cannot recommend this book enough!

Jan 21, 2019

I was introduced to Eden Robinson with her novel Monkey Beach which I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend.

The Trickster series is well written and completely engaging. You do have to be prepared for a bit of a (for me) confusing interwoven web of indigenous magic. I did find that magic hard to grasp in 'Son of a Trickster' but 'Trickster Drift' made it all come together for me. Now I am highly anticipating the 3rd in the series :)

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