Waubgeshig Rice balances historical accuracy with dystopian future in new novel

“Whether it’s in the classroom or a work of fiction it’s important to get the history right.

For author Waubgeshig Rice, balancing historical accuracy with a dystopian vision of the future in his new novel, Moon of the Crusted Snow, was essential.

In the novel, winter is looming when cell service suddenly goes down in a small Anishinaabe community in northern Canada. When the power goes out, the residents are cut off, food supply dwindles and outsiders come looking for help.”

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