Today’s show is a special one for me because G.A. Grisenthwaite (also known as Gord) is a friend. I first met him at the Pelee Island Book House retreat five years ago. Margaret Atwood gave the workshops, and I remember how enthusiastic she was about Gord’s work. Gord is Nłeʔkepmx, a member of the Lytton First Nation, and Home Waltz focuses on an extraordinary weekend in the life of a Nłeʔkepmx teenager in the 1970s.
Full disclosure: I was lucky enough to have done the substantive edit on this novel so I was extra excited to have Gord on the show. Enjoy!