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Alan Fry

Alan Fry was born in Lac La Hache in 1931, and spent fifteen years as an Indian agent in rural BC. His other published works include The Revenge of Annie Charlie, Come a Long Journey, The Burden of Adrian Knowle, Ranch on the Cariboo, and with Wilf Taylor, Beating Around the Bush. He lives in Whitehorse.

How a People Die
Authors:
Alan Fry
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations;

It's Saturday morning on the Kwasi Reserve. The citizens are red-eyed and bleary, their shabby houses littered with empty bottles. But this Saturday is different. Last night while her parents partied, a baby girl died in her crib, her body crusted with filth and sores.

RCMP Corporal Thompson stirs up a hornet's nest when he charges the infant's parents with criminal neglect. But who, or what, really killed Annette Joseph? "Tell us how a people die," one character says, "and we can tell you how a people live."

When How a People Die appeared in 1970, its chilling picture of a culture mired in squalor caused an international sensation. Now, as a plague of substance abuse and suicide sweeps Canadian reserves, it is more timely than ever. In a new introduction, author Alan Fry offers alternatives to the bleak future he envisioned in How a People Die.

The controversial novel of death and despair on a BC Indian Reserve. ". . .one of the most sensitive and incisive statements on human alienation I have ever seen."
-N. Scott Momaday, New York Times Book Review

". . .required reading for anyone who is seriously concerned about the [present] social turmoil."
-Vine Deloria, author of Custer Died For Your Sins and God is Red

"Come on Indians, dammit yes, read this book and get angry." -David Monture, Indian News

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$16.95

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The Revenge of Annie Charlie
Authors:
Alan Fry
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Responsibility is the theme of this modern detective story laced with comedy - but with the tragedy of white-Indian relations overshadowing every scene.

Annie Charlie was a groundbreaking novel when it first appeared in 1973 and continues to spread to a new audience today.

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$21.95

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