The Evolution of Alice

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Pub Date 30 Jun 2020 | Archive Date 30 Apr 2020
Portage & Main Press, HighWater Press

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Description

Peopled with unforgettable characters and told from multiple points of view, this is a novel where spirits are alive, forgiveness is possible, and love is the only thing that matters.

Alice is a single mother raising her three young daughters on the rez where she grew up. Life has never been easy, but she’s managed to get by with the support of her best friend, Gideon, and her family. When an unthinkable loss occurs, Alice is forced to confront truths that will challenge her belief in herself and the world she thought she knew.

The Evolution of Alice is the kaleidoscopic story of one woman’s place within the web of community.

Peopled with unforgettable characters and told from multiple points of view, this is a novel where spirits are alive, forgiveness is possible, and love is the only thing that matters.

Alice is a...


A Note From the Publisher

Reissued with a new story by David A. Robertson!

Reissued with a new story by David A. Robertson!


Advance Praise

Robertson writes feelingly of casual cruelties and everyday kindnesses. The novel follows ... overlapping, sometimes unexpected connections of family and community, but it is held together by Robertson’s own voice, which is immediate, unflinching, and emotionally generous.
—Alison Gillmor, culture columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press

I felt I was holding my breath as I read, because of the great sorrow, mysteries, wisdom, and love in this book. Beautifully written, and such memorable characters!
—Dora Dueck, award-winning author of This Hidden Thing and What You Get at Home

Robertson weaves seemingly separate points of view into a chorus of voices that sings our lost ones home. The Evolution of Alice is a story that uplifts, a tragedy not unusual but freshly told, and a read that will echo long after you’ve put it down.
—Katherena Vermette, Governor- General-award winner for North End Love Songs

... the broken but ultimately healing rhythms of Alice’s “evolution”—her cycles of loving and suffering, of her family’s living, dying, and ultimately hoping to live anew—bring contemporary experience on the reserve and in the big city achingly, joyfully, and always pungently alive.
Neil Besner, Professor of English at the University of Winnipeg

Robertson writes feelingly of casual cruelties and everyday kindnesses. The novel follows ... overlapping, sometimes unexpected connections of family and community, but it is held together by...


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