Award-winning author Armand Garnet Ruffo's compelling collection is being re-released with a new introduction by the author, which delves into his family's personal connection with Archie Belaney and into the questions of voice and appropriation that swirl around Grey Owl at a time when these discussions have never been more important. In a fascinating mixture of poetry, fiction, letter and news report Ruffo recreates the life of a man who recreated himself entirely and sold that story to the world.
In the original back cover copy author Tomson Highway stated that "Armand Ruffo is definitely a writer with a future, a writer to be watched." Highway's observation has been borne out and now, twenty-five years after this collection was first released, a revised edition will return to bookstores.
Armand Garnet Ruffo was born in Chapleau, northern Ontario, and is a band member of the Chapleau (Fox Lake) Cree First Nation. A recipient of a Honourary Life Membership Award from the League of Canadian Poets, he is recognized as a major contributor to both contemporary Indigenous literature and Indigenous literary scholarship in Canada.