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Return of the Trickster by Eden Robinson
Mar 02, 2021 | ISBN 9780735273481

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“Pure enjoyment. . . . Robinson manages to skillfully pull off a series that accomplishes a whole number of things at the same time: this novel—and the trilogy as a whole—is a thrilling, magic-realist adventure story; a compelling domestic novel that explores the various kinds of family . . . a grim ride into sadistic darkness . . . and wickedly funny, hard-edged and sardonic, tender and emotionally true.” —Toronto Star

“Epic and exhilarating. . . . Return of the Trickster offers a surreal escape into a familiar but fantastical world . . . keep[ing] up a steady rhythm of suspense and danger, building towards an inevitable and satisfying showdown. . . . Never a minimalist storyteller, Robinson takes a stacked cast of supernatural characters with dizzying intergenerational grudges and adds a few more . . . never abandon[ing] her sense of humour.” —Vancouver Sun

“[Return of the Trickster] gleefully revs into supernatural and psychedelic action and keeps up that pace through to its giddy final battle. . . . Robinson’s voice is like no other . . . [with her] dry humour and penchant for delivering an outrageous detail as a comic aside. . . .[U]nmistakable.” —Quill & Quire

“The last book in Eden Robinson’s lauded Trickster trilogy is everything at once, in a good way. It’s a page-turner dense with history and lore: gruesome . . . then suddenly hilarious.” —Chatelaine


“Eden Robinson was born to be a writer.” —The Tyee

“[Robinson’s work] straddles the line between violent trauma and humour and tenderness so gracefully. . . . [Robinson] expresses the internal compass of someone’s mind in such a real way.” —Emilee Gilpin, National Observer 

“What [draws] me to her [is] the darkness that exists along a remarkable sense of humour. . . . I have an attraction to darkness in a story that is literary as much as it is cultural. It comes . . . from her literary heroes, like Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King.” —Nick Mount, Quill & Quire

“[Robinson] isn’t afraid of reaching into those dark corners. . . . [T]here’s this kind of life to her and her writing. . . . I think that combination of being unafraid to look at really important and dark themes, but also approach it with this joy and life is a combination I think that’s really affecting.” —Jason Purcell, Canadian Literature Centre, Metro

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