Read an excerpt from Ducks by Kate Beaton
Mattea Roach will champion Ducks on Canada Reads 2023
Ducks is an autobiographical graphic novel that recounts author Kate Beaton's time spent working in the Alberta oil sands. With the goal of paying off her student loans, Beaton leaves her tight-knit seaside Nova Scotia community and heads west, where she encounters harsh realities, including the everyday trauma that no one discusses.
Ducks will be championed by Jeopardy! superchamp Mattea Roach on Canada Reads 2023.
The Canada Reads debates will take place on March 27-30. This year, we are looking for one book to shift your perspective.
They will be hosted by Ali Hassan and will be broadcast on CBC Radio One, CBC TV, CBC Gem and on CBC Books.
You can see an excerpt from Ducks below.
Excerpt from Ducks by Kate Beaton ©2022. Published in Canada by Drawn & Quarterly. All rights reserved.