We are proud to announce that our MFA Alumna Michelle Good is releasing her novel Five Little Indians on April 14 with HarperCollins Canada. Michelle was the winner of our 2018 HarperCollins UBC prize for Best New Fiction and earned her MFA in Creative Writing while practising law.
Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale recently said in an interview that she’s anticipating the release of Five Little Indians and will read it with “great interest”. Five Little Indians is a story about five children who went through residential schools and after their release are “striving to find a place of safety and belonging in a world that doesn’t want them.” Similar to The Handmaid’s Tale, the plot discusses child stealing, but this story is based on real child stealing that occurred in Canada, providing an accurate depiction of what happened to indigenous people during this time.
Overview from HarperCollins: “‘Five Little Indians’ chronicles the desperate quest of these residential school survivors to come to terms with their past and, ultimately, find a way forward.”