Robert Currie

Robert Currie is a poet and fiction writer who lives in Moose Jaw where he taught for thirty years at Central Collegiate, winning the Joseph Duffy Memorial Award for excellence in teaching language arts. He also taught creative writing for four summers at the Saskatchewan School of the Arts in Fort San and for three summers at the Sage Hill Writing Experience in Lumsden. He is the author of ten books, including the short story collections, Night Games and Things You Don’t Forget, and the novel, Teaching Mr Cutler.

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YOUNG ADULTNOVEL

208 pages / paper

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ISBN: 978-1-927068-39-7
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Robert Currie

Two football playing sons of an Anglican minister — one reserved, one wild — must confront who they are in the wake of bullying, racism and worse. 

Blake Russell took care of and protected his younger brother Blair. But once they reached high school and began playing football, the ground rules changed. Blake, a senior and team quarterback, moved in different circles with friends who partied, drank, bullied the younger players, and abused the girls they could attract. As the differences between Blake and Blair became more apparent, the discovery of a body in a field north of town sets loose devastating actions that would sever their brotherly bond and divide the Russell family forever.

Inspired in part by a poem written by one of the author’s students, Living with the Hawk is a novel that examines the ways in which teenage drinking, the male bonding of high-school football, bullying, misogyny, and racism can lead to tragedies which affect even well-intentioned people.
 
“The writing is clear and direct in its effect, and the issues raised — bullying in general and the abuse of women and of aboriginals in particular — are dealt with honestly and memorably.” — Greg Hollingshead
 
  • Shortlisted for the 2015 Saskatchewan Book Award for Young Adult Literature

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