Keeper'n Me by Richard Wagamese audiobook

Keeper'n Me

By Richard Wagamese
Read by Deneh'Cho Thompson  and Sam Bob

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9.50 Hours 1
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When Garnet Raven was three years old, he was taken from his home on an Ojibway Indian reserve and placed in a series of foster homes. Having reached his mid-teens, he escapes at the first available opportunity, only to find himself cast adrift on the streets of the big city. Having skirted the urban underbelly once too often by age 20, he finds himself thrown in jail. While there, he gets a surprise letter from his long-forgotten native family. The sudden communication from his past spurs him to return to the reserve following his release from jail. Deciding to stay awhile, his life is changed completely as he comes to discover his sense of place, and of self. While on the reserve, Garnet is initiated into the ways of the Ojibway--both ancient and modern--by Keeper, a friend of his grandfather, and last fount of history about his people's ways. By turns funny, poignant and mystical, Keeper'n Me reflects a positive view of Native life and philosophy--as well as casting fresh light on the redemptive power of one's community and traditions.

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When Garnet Raven was three years old, he was taken from his home on an Ojibway Indian reserve and placed in a series of foster homes. Having reached his mid-teens, he escapes at the first available opportunity, only to find himself cast adrift on the streets of the big city. Having skirted the urban underbelly once too often by age 20, he finds himself thrown in jail. While there, he gets a surprise letter from his long-forgotten native family. The sudden communication from his past spurs him to return to the reserve following his release from jail. Deciding to stay awhile, his life is changed completely as he comes to discover his sense of place, and of self. While on the reserve, Garnet is initiated into the ways of the Ojibway--both ancient and modern--by Keeper, a friend of his grandfather, and last fount of history about his people's ways. By turns funny, poignant and mystical, Keeper'n Me reflects a positive view of Native life and philosophy--as well as casting fresh light on the redemptive power of one's community and traditions.

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Author Bio: Richard Wagamese

Author Bio: Richard Wagamese

Richard Wagamese (1955–2017) was one of Canada’s foremost writers. An Ojibway from the Wabaseemoong First Nation in northwestern Ontario, he is recognized as one of Canada’s foremost authors and storytellers. He wrote seventeen books, including the national bestsellers Embers: One Ojibway’s Meditations and Indian Horse, the People’s Choice winner in the 2013 Canada Reads competition. He was also the author of acclaimed memoirs, including For Joshua, the bestselling One Native Life, and One Story, One Song, which won the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. He was awarded an honorary doctorate of letters from both Thompson Rivers University and Lakehead University. As well as being an author, he was a newspaper columnist and reporter, radio and television broadcaster and producer, and documentary producer.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 9.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English