A Minor Chorus by Belcourt, Billy-Ray
Billy-Ray Belcourt

A Minor Chorus -- Billy-Ray Belcourt - Paperback

In the stark expanse of Northern Alberta, a queer Indigenous doctoral student steps away from his dissertation to write a novel, informed by a series of poignant encounters: a heart-to-heart with fellow doctoral student River over the mounting pressure placed on marginalized scholars; a meeting with Michael, a closeted man from his hometown whose vulnerability and loneliness punctuate the realities of queer life on the fringe. Woven throughout these conversations are memories of Jack, a cousin caught in the cycle of police violence, drugs, and survival. Jack's life parallels the narrator's own; the possibilities of escape and imprisonment are left to chance with colonialism stacking the odds. A Minor Chorus introduces a dazzling new literary voice whose vision and fearlessness shine much-needed light on the realities of Indigenous survival.

Author: Billy-Ray Belcourt
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 10/04/2022
Pages: 176
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.33lbs
Size: 8.28h x 5.47w x 0.43d
ISBN: 9781324021421

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 05/01/2022 pg. 2
Booklist 09/01/2022 pg. 34
Publishers Weekly 09/12/2022
Library Journal 09/02/2022 pg. 1
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