Reading with Carter Meland

Join us Thursday, July 13th at 6:30pm for a reading with Carter Meland!

The summer before going into high school, Fiona receives a mysterious box in the mail, one that she hopes will answer her questions about her Anishinaabe Indian heritage. It contains stories written by the grandfather she never knew, an Anishinaabe man her mother refuses to talk about. As she reads his stories about blackbirds and bigfoot, as well as tales about Indians in space and homeless Native men camping by the river in Minneapolis, Fiona finds other questions arising—questions about her grandfather and the experiences that shaped his stories, questions about her mother’s silence regarding the grandfather she never knew. Fiona’s desire to know more and her mother’s reluctance to share stir up bitter feelings of anger and disappointment that slowly transform as she reads the stories into a warmer understanding of the difficulties of family, love, and the weight of the past.

Carter Meland writes, teaches, and lives in Minneapolis. His fiction has appeared in numerous literary reviews, including Yellow Medicine Review, Lake: Journal of Arts and Environment, Fiction Weekly, and Fiddleblack.

 

Event date: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Moon Palace Books
3260 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Stories for a Lost Child Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781611862447
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Michigan State University Press - March 2017

The summer before going into high school, Fiona receives a mysterious box in the mail, one that she hopes will answer her questions about her Anishinaabe Indian heritage. It contains stories written by the grandfather she never knew, an Anishinaabe man her mother refuses to talk about.