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Legacy

Waubgeshig Rice's first novel is a story about violence against a young Indigenous woman and its lingering after-effects on an Anishnawbe family in Ontario.

Waubgeshig Rice

Legacy is the first novel by Waubgeshig Rice, whose collection of stories Midnight Sweatlodge was the Gold Medal Winner for Adult Multicultural Fiction at the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Set in the 1990s, Legacy deals with violence against a young Indigenous woman and its lingering after-shocks on an Anishnawbe family in Ontario. Its themes of injustice, privilege and those denied it, reconciliation and revenge, are as timely as today's headlines. (From Theytus Books)

Author interviews

When Waubgeshig Rice was working as a CBC journalist in Winnipeg, he heard countless stories from indigenous families who have lost loved ones through tragedy. These stories, and personal losses in his own family, inspired Rice’s sophomore novel, Legacy. 7:18