Starlight

Starlight

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

The final novel from Richard Wagamese, the bestselling and beloved author of Indian Horse and Medicine Walk, centres on an abused woman on the run who finds refuge on a farm owned by an Indigenous man with wounds of his own. A profoundly moving novel about the redemptive power of love, mercy, and compassion--and the land's ability to heal us.

Frank Starlight has long settled into a quiet life working his remote farm, but his contemplative existence comes to an abrupt end with the arrival of Emmy, who has committed a desperate act so she and her child can escape a harrowing life of violence. Starlight takes in Emmy and her daughter to help them get back on their feet, and this accidental family eventually grows into a real one. But Emmy's abusive ex isn't content to just let her go. He wants revenge and is determined to hunt her down.
Starlight was unfinished at the time of Richard Wagamese's death, yet every page radiates with his masterful storytelling, intense humanism, and insights that are as hard-earned as they are beautiful. With astonishing scenes set in the rugged backcountry of the B.C. Interior, and characters whose scars cut deep even as their journey toward healing and forgiveness lifts us, Starlight is a last gift to readers from a writer who believed in the power of stories to save us.

Title:Starlight
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780771070846
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    Starlight Reviews

  • Sarah

    I went into this novel with some trepidation, knowing this unfinished sequel to Medicine Walk was the last work of Richard Wagamese. Would it be as profound as his completed and polished Indian Horse,...

  • Tara Rock

    This story begins in a small valley in British Columbia where native Frank Starlight immerses himself in the natural world and all things wild. It is exceptionally well written with heavy emphasis on ...

  • Kathleen

    "From the beloved, bestselling author of INDIAN HORSE and MEDICINE WALK, Richard Wagamese's final novel is a rapturous and profoundly moving story of love, compassion, mercy, and the consolations to b...

  • Lollita

    Beautiful, even unfinished ...

  • Krista

    For Starlight the farm was his heritage and culture, the plainspoken earnestness of his neighbours all the language he needed, and the feel of the land beneath his feet all the philosophy and world...

  • Blair

    Just a few thoughts on this unfinished novel by the late Richard Wagamese:We revisit the wonderful, now adult character of Frank Starlight introduced to us as a teenager in his earlier novel 'Medicine...

  • Mj

    Great last book written and published by one of, if not, my favourite author. Loved it. Wonderful story filled with interesting and fully formed characters and "a great deal of soul". So heartfelt. So...

  • ? Susan G

    A more fulsome review to come but I kept wanting to return to the characters after closing the book. So sad to lose this amazing storyteller.I loved that the publisher did not try to form their own en...

  • Friederike Knabe

    Since finishing Medicine Walk and reading about Richard Wagamese's ideas for a follow up I have been waiting in anticipation for this novel. Sadly, Richard didn't live to see STARLIGHT completed. Like...

  • Bookworm

    Reading a book written by Wagamese is like admiring a beautiful piece of art. The beauty of the story is in its soul, in the experience of witnessing it come to life. Wagamese’s prose is both captiv...