The Bukowski Agency - Son of a Trickster

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90,000 words
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Canada: Knopf, October 2018
World English Audio: Audible
TV: Sienna Films


Eden Robinson (Photo: Arthur Renwick)
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Eden Robinson has matriarchal tendencies. She doesn’t have a pressure cooker, but knows how to jar salmon—her smoked salmon will not likely kill you. Hobbies: Shopping for the Apocalypse, using vocabulary as a weapon, nominating cousins to council while they’re out of town, chair yoga, looking up possible diseases or syndromes on the interwebs, perfecting gluten-free bannock and playing Mah-jong. Be warned, she writes novels and tends to be cranky when interrupted.

Trickster Drift

a novel by Eden Robinson


A BEST BOOK of Fall 2018:


Trickster Drift cover Eden Robinson showcases her immense talent to balance the peculiar, the mundane, and the comical with indigenous cosmology in Trickster Drift, the second novel of the trilogy that began with Son of a Trickster

Jared, seventeen, has quit drugs and drinking. But his troubles are not over: he’s being stalked by David, his mom’s ex. And his mother, Maggie, a living, breathing badass as well as a witch, can’t protect him because he’s moved from Kitimat to Vancouver for school.

And Jared has got to figure out how to live peacefully with his Aunt Mave, who has been estranged from the family ever since she tried to “rescue” him as a baby from his mother. Though she smothers him with hugs, she is blind to the real dangers that lurk around them—the spirits and supernatural activity that fill her apartment.

As the son of a Trickster, Jared is a magnet for magic—he sees ghosts, he sees monsters, he sees the creature that creeps out of his bedroom wall and wants to suck his toes. He also still hears the Trickster in his head, and other voices too. And when crisis hits, Jared can’t ignore his true nature any longer….


Eden Robinson receives an honorary doctorate from her alma mater,
The University of British Columbia, on May 23, 2018
Click on the link to view the event—congratulations, Eden!
Read Eden Robinson's University of British Columbia alumni profile
Learn more about the Haisla/Heiltsuk novelist



Also coming soon from Eden Robinson - The Return of the Trickster, the conclusion of the trilogy that began with Son of a Trickster


“Eden Robinson is a masterful storyteller. Shimmering with deft prose, unforgettable characters, and haunting truths, Son of a Trickster reminds us that sometimes the surest way to solid ground is through believing in magic.”— AMI MCKAY, author of The Birth House, The Virgin Cure and The Witches of New York

Son of a Trickster is filled with darkness and squalor and obscenity. And yet, startlingly, it brings the reader to a place of wonder and mystery and magic. It is a story of a boy born into a violent history. It is a story of a boy born into a magnificent culture. Robinson bravely reconciles these oppositions in a story that is equal parts irreverent humour and astute wisdom.”— Heather O’Neill, author of Lullabies for Little Criminals, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, and Daydreams of Angels

“Eden Robinson is a writer with a magical touch. Crisp prose, taut dialogue, and a cast of maniacal characters you sure as hell don't want living next door.”— THOMAS KING, author of The Back of the Turtle

“Eden Robinson is more than funny, more than intelligent, more than a novelist—she’s an enchanter. Son of a Trickster creates a terrifically believable teenage character who lives both on the rez and in a witchy soup of blood, sex and magic. Harry Potter goes to reform school. Full of sparks, full of pain, full of joy.”— Alix Hawley, author of All True Not a Lie in It

“If Raven and Trickster got a show on Netflix, no one could write it but Eden Robinson. Talking ravens, party drugs, deadbeat dads, murderous otters, Doctor Who—nobody brings together pop culture, indigenous culture and myth with more ferocity and humour. Son of a Trickster is my favourite book this year.”— Annabel Lyon, author of The Sweet Girl and The Golden Mean


Author Eden Robinson



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