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By the celebrated author of Canada Reads Finalist Indian Horse, a stunning new novel that has all the timeless qualities of a classic as it tells the universal story of a father/son struggle in a fresh, utterly memorable way, set in the dramatic landscape of the BC Interior. For male and female listeners equally; for listeners of Joseph Boyden, Cormac McCarthy, Thomas King, Russell Banks, and general literary.

Franklin Starlight is called to visit his father, Eldon. He's 16 years old and has had the most fleeting of relationships with the man. The rare moments they've shared haunt and trouble Frank, but he answers the call, a son's duty to a father. He finds Eldon decimated after years of drinking, dying of liver failure in a small-town flophouse. Eldon asks his son to take him into the mountains so he may be buried in the traditional Ojibway manner. What ensues is a journey through the rugged and beautiful backcountry, and a journey into the past, as the two men push forward to Eldon's end. 

From a poverty-stricken childhood to the Korean War and later the derelict houses of mill towns, Eldon relates both the desolate moments of his life and a time of redemption and love and in doing so offers Frank a history he has never known, the father he has never had, and a connection to himself he never expected. 

A novel about love, friendship, courage, and the idea that the land has within it powers of healing, Medicine Walk reveals the ultimate goodness of its characters and offers a deeply moving and redemptive conclusion. Wagamese's writing soars, and his insight and compassion are matched by his gift of communicating these to the listener.

©2015 Richard Wagamese (P)2020 Recorded Books, Inc.

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Such a beautifully written and interpreted story!!

The story has it’s merits, but the charm and the attraction lies in the words Richard used and then in the interpretation. Tom’s narration rises the story to another level, as he carefully changes his voice to define each character. I love listening to it and I listened so many times so far... It plays in my car on my way to work and back and it is my bed time story too :). I never tire of listening, I am fascinated by the ability Richard has in using simple word to convey a world of meanings. His characters don’t talk much, but you get the idea from the detailed descriptions of the scenes. He lets us in the Ojibway way of life as it is, as it was in those days, with both good and bad. I guess this is what I love the most about his books: there is no glorification, just the story itself, but the way he tells the story will move you in such ways that in the end you find it self introspective too. The medicine walk is heart wrenching and healing at the same time. I am getting all his books, I need to hear all he had to say...

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Great read !

It was an excellent story,
I didn't expect the story
to end the way it did.
but would reread.. forsure!