Book Cover of My Indian Summer

My Indian Summer

Author Joseph Kakwinokanasum
Publisher Tidewater Press

My Indian Summer is a novel about survival, reconciliation, and identity set during the summer of 1979. For Hunter Frank, the summer begins with his mother returning home only to collect the last two months’ welfare cheques, leaving her three mixed-race children to fend for themselves. The siblings get involved in an adventure involving a trio of elders and the stash of cash in a purple Crown Royal bag hidden in Frank’s mattress.

Joseph Kakwinokanasum is a member of the James Smith Cree Nation.  Of Cree and Austrian descent, Joseph grew up in the Peace region of northern BC, one of seven children raised by a single mother. In 2022, he was selected by Darrel J. McLeod as one of the Writers Trust of Canada’s “Rising Stars.” He now lives and writes in BC’s Lower Mainland. Loosely based on his own childhood, My Indian Summer is his first novel.