Canadian

Slash

Jeannette Armstrong's young adult novel traces the struggles, pain and alienation of a young Okanagan man in search of truth and meaning in his life.

Jeannette Armstrong

Tracing the voyage of a young, radical Okanagan man across Canada and the United States in the 1950s and 1960s, Slash is a deeply insightful commentary on the plight of Aboriginal peoples in the Americas and beyond, the conflicting philosophies of the Okanagan and Western worlds and one man's attempt to make sense of it all. Considered to be the first novel written by a First Nations woman in Canada, Jeannette Armstrong's Slash is a seminal piece of Canadian literature, cherished since its publication 30 years ago, and widely taught in high schools, colleges and universities to this day.

Slash is for readers ages 12 and up.