Join SubText Books on Thursday, July 19th at 7:00 PM for a reading with Lorin Robinson for his latest, "The 13: Ashi-Niswi" Book signing to follow!
"A gripping adventure in which 13 young Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) seek to regain the honor of their band. A delightful work of historical fiction."-Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
As the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) slowly migrated into the Lake Superior region centuries ago, they were met by a potent adversary-the Dakota (Sioux) who fiercely resisted their spread into its territory. Gradually the Anishinaabe pushed them out of the northern woodlands and into the plains to the south. This long-running and bloody conflict lies at the heart of the story of Ashi-niswi, "The 13."
Following a devastating raid on their camp, 13 Anishinaabe teenagers vow to restore the honor of their band by tracking down and savaging the Dakota raiders. The story is a parable posing the universal question: "What is the price of honor?" It is also a poignant coming-of-age story as the youngest of the youthful warriors struggles to come to grips with the aftermath of the quest.
About the Author
Lorin R. Robinson chaired the Journalism Department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls for 10 years after founding and managing the school's public radio station. He then joined 3M Company as a marketing communications manager. After 24 years at 3M, Dr. Robinson returned to teaching in the Graduate College of Business, at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis. Over the years he has also worked as a journalist, photojournalist, magazine writer and radio announcer.