Motorcycles and Sweetgrass
Drew Hayden Taylor
Otter Lake is a sleepy Anishnawbe community where little happens. Until the day a handsome stranger pulls up astride a 1953 Indian Chief motorcycle — and turns Otter Lake completely upside down. Maggie, the reserve's chief, is swept off her feet, but Virgil, her teenage son, is less than enchanted. Suspicious of the stranger's intentions, he teams up with his uncle Wayne — a master of Indigenous martial arts — to drive the stranger from the reserve... and it turns out that the raccoons are willing to lend a hand. (From Vintage Canada)
"Everybody used to talk about me. Now they talk about him. I don't understand. What's he got that I don't. He's so depressing. What's his name again?"
From Motorcycles and Sweetgrass by Drew Hayden Taylor ©2010. Published by Vintage Canada.