A Minor Chorus

A Minor Chorus by Billy-Ray Belcourt

A Minor Chorus

  • W. W. Norton (2022)
  • SKU: 9781324021421
Regular price $15.95
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"An achingly gorgeous debut novel of Indigenous survival... This is a breathtaking and hypnotic achievement."—Publishers Weekly

In the stark expanse of Northern Alberta, a queer Indigenous doctoral student steps away from his dissertation to write a novel, informed by a series of poignant encounters: a heart-to-heart with fellow doctoral student River over the mounting pressure placed on marginalized scholars; a meeting with Michael, a closeted man from his hometown whose vulnerability and loneliness punctuate the realities of queer life on the fringe. Woven throughout these conversations are memories of Jack, a cousin caught in the cycle of police violence, drugs, and survival. Jack's life parallels the narrator's own; the possibilities of escape and imprisonment are left to chance with colonialism stacking the odds. A Minor Chorus introduces a dazzling new literary voice whose vision and fearlessness shine much-needed light on the realities of Indigenous survival.

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