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Trickster Drift
Trickster Drift | Eden Robinson
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Following the Scotiabank Giller Prize-shortlisted Son of a Trickster comes Trickster Drift, the second book in Eden Robinson's captivating Trickster trilogy. 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.
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TheKidUpstairs
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I thoroughly enjoyed being back with Jared, and reveling in Robinson's world building and delightfully dark wit. This, the second in her Trickster trilogy, carried on the momentum built in the first and deepened the exploration of family, inheritance, and personal choice. I found it to be a more evenly paced read, and I loved some of the new characters introduced. Can't wait for part three.

Thanks @TheAromaofBooks - this was my #bookspin for Feb!

TheAromaofBooks I haven't even heard of this series!! I'll have to check them out! 2d
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TheKidUpstairs
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Introducing my newest reading buddy! Sprocket arrived a week ago from Korea, and is the sweetest shaggy pup ever. It's nice to have a dog in the house again 🐶

#dogsofLitsy

ljuliel Very pretty color. I like his name too. Wasn‘t that the name of a dog on a tv show ? 6d
TheKidUpstairs @ljuliel yes! He's named after the dog from Fraggle Rock 6d
ljuliel Oh, ok. I was thinking a bit further back. I thought it was the dog on the Jetsons, but that was Astro. 🐕😊 6d
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squirrelbrain Love his name! He looks beautiful.... 6d
Buchbeeg What a cute puppers! Congrats on the new fur baby. 6d
RealLifeReading Aww cute! 6d
Stacypatrice He looks so sweet 🥰 6d
TheSpineView Adorable! Love fur babies! 💜🐾 6d
MicheleinPhilly Welcome Sprocket! 6d
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TheKidUpstairs
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Baby's napping, hubby is picking up the boys from school, and I get a quiet moment with a cup of tea and my #BookSpin pick. So far I'm enjoying being back with Jared. If this keeps up, I just might end up liking this one even more than Son of a Trickster!

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TheKidUpstairs
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Trickster Drift is my February #Bookspin selection, and if I have time I'm going to try for the #DoubleSpin with Bookshop on the Corner!

@TheAromaofBooks

MissAimz_55 Bookshop on the corner is sooo good and such a cozy read. I hope you get to it ⭐️👍🏻 3w
MissAimz_55 Bookshop on the corner is so good and such a cozy read. I hope you get to it. It‘s a 4.5 ⭐️ read for me 3w
MissAimz_55 Bookshop on the corner is so good and such a cozy read. I hope you get to it. It‘s a 4.5 ⭐️ read for me 3w
ljuliel I agree with the above 3 ( matching ) comments. 😄 3w
TheAromaofBooks OOo I quite like the cover for Trickster Drift! Can't wait for your reviews!! 3w
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KarynGood
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Oh my gosh, I enjoyed this book as much as Son Of A Trickster. Eden Robinson is a master at quirky, witty, and the supernatural. #readthenorth #recommend #EdenRobinson

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ElvinaGB
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#2 in the series, 4 out of 5 stars for me.

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Lindy
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I haven‘t yet reviewed all of this month‘s fantastic 5-star reads. That‘s my project for today. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TrishB Great stats 👍🏻 1y
Lindy @TrishB Thanks. More picture books and graphic novels this month. 😉 1y
CouronneDhiver Wow. 🤩 1y
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Lindy
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Ghosts and shapeshifters and psychopaths, oh my! Second in a trilogy, this held me enthralled. Jared is the son of Trickster—Wee‘git—and a powerful Heiltsuk witch. Will he ever step into his magical potential? #Indigenousbooks #Canadianauthor

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Lindy
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The continent of North America rides on a giant shell called a tectonic plate, one of the great slabs of mantle and crust separating all living things from the earth‘s molten core. The speed at which the North American plate crawls across the planet makes glaciers seem like rabbits on Red Bull.

julesG 😂😂 1y
Lindy @julesG Eden Robinson not only has a great sense of humour; she also has an infectious laugh. It‘s a treat to see her in person. 😁 1y
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Lindy
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In the grand multiverse, there is a world where dolphins evolved into land-dwelling, upright, bipedal beings. Their cities are dimly lit. Because their buildings are designed to be acoustically pleasing rather than eye candy, their skyscrapers are fluted and curved, shot through with holes and tunnels to catch the wind, the sounds of traffic and the crowds, turning everything into song.

Graywacke In a such a world, Dolphin evolution would go from land animal, to sea mammal back to land animal again. And what would happen to the sense of smell? Would it regenerate (genes are still there, idling) or would they be land animals without it, or with something completely different? (Sorry, having fun thinking it through too far) 1y
Lindy @Graywacke 🐬😁👍 1y
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Bibliogeekery
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This is an interesting and wacky follow-up to Son of a Trickster. 17 yr old Jared has moved to Vancouver to finish school and continue to work on his sobriety. He is also dealing with ghosts, shape-shifting relatives, a witchy mom and his own lineage as the child of a trickster. This book is quite a romp that weaves gritty real life stuff with supernatural elements seamlessly.

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BookBelle84
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Eden Robinson was such a lovely, joyful person and Joshua Whitehead was a great choice to interview her!

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Bibliogeekery
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LA_Mead Love this! 1y
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Bibliogeekery
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Coffee and audiobook and watching the rain!

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Bibliogeekery
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Moray_Reads Beautiful colours 😍 1y
JenReadsAlot So pretty! 1y
JSW Gorgeous!! 😍 1y
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Bibliogeekery
Trickster Drift | Eden Robinson
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Bibliogeekery
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Next up!

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Lindy
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This morning we saw Eden Robinson, Patrick DeWitt and Lisa Moore. Advice to wannabe writers: READ. Patrick didn‘t know about creative writing courses, so the library was his education. Lisa attended the first creative writing course ever offered at Memorial U in Newfoundland; she & her classmates still meet regularly to share their work, 30 years later. Eden comes from a family of readers; it‘s not a great leap from reading to writing. #VWF2018

saresmoore ♥️♥️♥️ 1y
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