A bold, provocative examination of
Canadian Indigenous issues

from advocate, activist and award-winning novelist Michelle Good

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Truth Telling is a collection of essays about the contemporary Indigenous experience in Canada.

From resistance and reconciliation to the resurgence and reclamation of Indigenous power, Michelle Good explores the issues through a series of personal essays.

With authority, intelligence and insight, Michelle Good delves into the human cost of colonialism, showing how it continues to underpin social institutions in Canada and prevents meaningful and substantive reconciliation.

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On Sale May 30, 2023

Praise for Truth Telling

"No Canadian can feign ignorance of the Indigenous struggle when this book is within arm’s reach."

Billy-Ray Belcourt, author of A Minor Chorus

"This book should be a required reading for every Canadian."

—Dr. Tracey Lindberg, Law Professor, author of Birdie

"This collection is an indispensable resource."

Waubgeshig Rice, author of Moon of the Crusted Snow

WINNER Canada Reads 2022, Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, Amazon First Novel Award, and Kobo Emerging Author Prize

Taken from their families when they are very small and sent to a remote, church-run residential school, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie are barely out of childhood when they are finally released after years of detention.

With compassion and insight, Five Little Indians chronicles the desperate quest of these residential school survivors to come to terms with their past and, ultimately, find a way forward.

Michelle Good

MICHELLE GOOD is a writer of Cree ancestry and a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. After three decades of working with Indigenous communities and organizations, she obtained her law degree. She earned her MFA in creative writing at UBC while still practising law. Her novel, Five Little Indians, was nominated for the Writers’ Trust Award for Fiction and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. It received the HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction, the Amazon First Novel Award, the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. Five Little Indians was also chosen for Canada Reads 2022. Michelle Good’s poems, short stories and essays have been published in magazines and anthologies across Canada.

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