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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Call Number: CAN LAB 2015 EVFIC
Title: The Outside Circle
Remainder of title: a graphic novel
Personal name: La Boucane-Benson, Patti 2015
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Patti LaBoucane-Benson; Art by Kelly Mellings
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Everyday Fiction
International Standard Book Number: 978-1-77089-937-7
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: House of Anansi Press Inv
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: 2015
Extent: paperback
Summary, etc. note: n this important graphic novel, two Aboriginal brothers surrounded by poverty, drug abuse, and gang violence, try to overcome centuries of historic trauma in very different ways to bring about positive change in their lives. Pete, a young Aboriginal man wrapped up in gang violence, lives with his younger brother, Joey, and his mother who is a heroin addict. One night, Pete and his mother's boyfriend, Dennis, get into a big fight, which sends Dennis to the morgue and Pete to jail. Initially, Pete keeps up ties to his crew, until a jail brawl forces him to realize the negative influence he has become on Joey, which encourages him to begin a process of rehabilitation that includes traditional Aboriginal healing circles and ceremonies. Powerful, courageous, and deeply moving, The Outside Circle is drawn from the author's twenty years of work and research on healing and reconciliation of gang-affiliated or incarcerated Aboriginal men.
Expansion of summary note: Canadian, Aboriginal, aboriginal healing, domestic violence, incarceration, gangs, reconciliation, mental health, Indigenous, BIPOC, People of Colour, M├ętis, Indigenous healing
Method of acquisition: Donation
Date of acquisition: August, 2019
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