Waubgeshig Rice is an author and journalist originally from Wasauksing First Nation. His first short story collection, Midnight Sweatlodge, was inspired by his experiences growing up in an Anishinaabe community, and won an Independent Publishers Book Award in 2012. His debut novel, Legacy, followed in 2014. Waubgeshig has worked as a multi-platform journalist, and in 2014, he received the Anishinabek Nation’s Debwewin Citation for excellence in First Nation Storytelling. His latest novel, Moon of the Crusted Snow, will be released in October, 2018, with a special advanced launch of the book at EMWF 2018! Waubgeshig now lives in Ottawa, ON.
Moon of the Crusted Snow
With winter looming, a small northern Anishinaabe community goes dark. Cut off, people become passive and confused. Panic builds as the food supply dwindles. While the band council and a pocket of community members struggle to maintain order, an unexpected visitor arrives, escaping the crumbling society to the south. Soon after, others follow. Blending action and allegory, Moon of the Crusted Snow upends our expectations. Out of catastrophe comes resilience. And as one society collapses, another is reborn.