by D.G. Laderoute
November 1, 2013
Shortlisted for the 2014 Prix Aurora Award, Best YA Fiction
For Riley Corbeau, moving to a small town on Superior’s north shore was an opportunity for his family to find a new beginning after the death of his mother.
For Gathering Cloud, living on Kitche Gumi’s shore now meant it was time seek a vision and become a man. There on a beach of this legendary lake, two boys meet across time and impossibilities, brought together to face an ancient evil from Anishnabe folklore, and in doing so forge a friendship that defies time.
It’s an adventure combined with an after-school special in that most Canadian of storytelling traditions.
One of my favourite books when I was young was a collection of Aboriginal stories about Glooscap and his friends. Out of Time is a wonderful YA story that reminded me of that old, lovely book.