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Carol Rose Daniels recommends Angel Wing Splash Pattern by Richard Van Camp

Every day in June, an Indigenous writer will recommend a book they love by a First Nations, Métis or Inuit author from Canada.
Carol Rose Daniels is the author of the novel Bearskin Diary. (Harbour Publishing/Kegedonce Press)

June is Indigenous Book Club Month. CBC Books will publish a recommendation each day from an Indigenous writer for a book written by another Indigenous author. 

Carol Rose Daniels recommends Angel Wing Splash Pattern by Richard Van Camp.

"I remember reading one of Richard's short stories while in flight from Yellowknife to Edmonton a few years ago. Torchy was the main character in one of the stories. Torchy is a messed up fellow with a heart of gold. I was so touched by the sadness of the character's life — and those others Torchy came in contact with — I started sobbing on the airplane. Beautifully written. The depth of Richard's writing is phenomenal."

Carol Rose Daniels is a member of the Cree First Nation and the the author of Bearskin Diary. She won the 2017-2018 Aboriginal Literature Award for the novel.

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