The Miramichi Reader

Heidi Greco, September 25, 2022

My Indian Summer

The first time I heard Joseph Kakwinokanasum read, I knew I was hearing the voice of a born storyteller. All of us in the room where the open mic was being held were under the spell of his words.

This spring he was selected by The Writers’ Trust as one of Canada’s Rising Stars, a talent to watch, so that’s what I’ve been doing: reading his new book.

His first novel (and I know there are more to come), My Indian Summer, is a coming-of-age book, an account that sounds based in truth, and tells of a season that proved to be a turning point in a young man’s life. The year is 1979, the last days of August, turning into September—for many, one of the loveliest times of year.

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