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The Resource Probably Ruby, Lisa Bird-Wilson

Probably Ruby, Lisa Bird-Wilson

Label
Probably Ruby
Title
Probably Ruby
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Bird-Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Relinquished as an infant, Ruby is placed in a foster home and finally adopted by Alice and Mel, a less-than-desirable couple who can't afford to complain too loudly about Ruby's Indigenous roots. But when her new parents' marriage falls apart, Ruby finds herself vulnerable and in compromising situations that lead her to search, in the unlikeliest of places, for her Indigenous identity. Unabashedly self-destructing on alcohol, drugs and bad relationships, Ruby grapples with the meaning of the legacy left to her. In a series of expanding narratives, Ruby and the people connected to her tell their stories and help flesh out Ruby's history. Seeking understanding of how we come to know who we are, Probably Ruby explores how we find and invent ourselves in ways as peculiar and varied as the experiences of Indigenous adoptees themselves. Ruby's voice, her devastating honesty and tremendous laugh, will not soon be forgotten. Probably Ruby is a perfectly crafted novel, with effortless, nearly imperceptible shifts in time and perspective, exquisitely chosen detail, natural dialogue and emotional control that results in breathtaking levels of tension and points of revelation
Cataloging source
NLC
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Bird-Wilson, Lisa
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Foster children
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Indigenous women
Target audience
adult
Label
Probably Ruby, Lisa Bird-Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Call # FIC
Control code
on1240247915
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780385696685
Label
Probably Ruby, Lisa Bird-Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Call # FIC
Control code
on1240247915
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780385696685

Library Locations

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      216 S. Brodie St, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 1C2, CA
      48.381806 -89.246333
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      285 Red River Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7B 1A9, CA
      48.436426 -89.223125
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