"Timothy" - Inuvik, N.W.T.'s Dennis Allen reads his award-winning short story

The Trailbreaker

Inuvik, N.W.T.'s Dennis Allen was unable to attend the funeral of his cousin, Timothy, who battled addiction for his adult life. Instead, he penned the short-story Timothy as an ode to his life, and the struggles of others in the North. In April 2018, Allen's piece won the Sally Manning Award for Indigenous Creative Non-Fiction. Listen to him read the story in its entirety on CBC's Trailbreaker.

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