My friend Michelle Good has won Canada Reads, which has officially (note: may not be official) forced HCC to reprint the book at twice its normal size to accommodate the awards stickers on the cover. When this book was coming out in the late summer of 2020, I told her it would be the biggest book of the year, hands down.
Sniff. I love being right. Makes me weepy.
Good, a member of Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, won the 2020 Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction and the 2021 Amazon Canada First Novel Award.
“The awards are nice and are deeply satisfying as an author but most important to me, awards elevate the profile of the book so more hearts and minds are exposed to the story that I felt compelled to tell,” Good said Thursday in a release.