A young adult novel and provides a twist by creating characters and a storyline that is part vampire tale as well as a coming of age novel. Teenager Tiffany Hunter is a disgruntled high school student who lives with her dysfunctional family on a small Ojibwe reserve. Otter Lake is her home and living at her house are her father and his mother. Grandmother is caring and wise and holds the family together after Tiffany's mother left her family for another man.
Highlights the importance of storytelling in within the Native traditional cultures. Stories can be entertaining as well as teaching tools.
Motorcycles and Sweetgrass
& the trilogy
Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth
all take place in Ottawa lake