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Jen Storm recommends The Evolution of Alice by David Robertson

Every day in June, an Indigenous writer will recommend a book they love by a First Nations, Métis or Inuit author from Canada.
Jennifer Storm is the author of the novel Deadly Loyalties. (Portage & Main 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.

Jen Storm recommends The Evolution of Alice by David Robertson.

"David Robertson's novel The Evolution of Alice is a novel written from multiple viewpoints after a tragic event takes place on a reserve for a single mother family. David's writing is important to me because he is taking experiences many Indigenous people are living through today and giving them their voice in a time when we are still struggling for our space in Canadian literature. This novel is heartbreaking but also a story of healing, community and love, and we can always use more of that. David Robertson is a talented author in Winnipeg who is doing great and hard work in Indigenous literature. David also writes graphic novels, which is a medium he excels in, while writing on tough themes such as suicide, residential schools and the story of Helen Betty Osborne."

Jen Storm is an Ojibway writer from the Couchiching First Nation in northwestern Ontario.She is the author of the novel Deadly Loyalties, which she wrote when she was 14 years old, and the graphic novel Fire Starters.

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