Robinson, herself a Haisla, fills this edifying book with the stuff of the living, from the tiniest details of Haisla life to the mightiest universals of tradition, desire and family love." LA Times Book Review
"Monkey Beach... is pervaded by a powerful sense of menace, and the haunting spirituality that lurks in the beautiful landscape of Canada's Pacific coast." Independent (UK)
"Beautifully written and haunting, this is an impressive debut." Time
"In one deft stroke, Robinson, a writer of machete-sharp wit and nimble subtlety, establishes the conflict between the old ways and the new that propel her evocative tale of inheritance and dispossession… with genuine insight, wry humor and transcendent lyricism." Chicago Tribune
"Glorious Northern Gothic… behind Lisa's neutral voice is an authorial presence, weaving Haisla and Heiltsuk lore into the fabric of the novel gracefully…" The Globe and Mail
"Eden Robinson taps her own Haisla-Heiltsuk heritage to hurl [our Native] stereotypes into the West Coast mist and cigarette fumes that drift through her story." Chatelaine
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