In this second installation of the Overhead Series, Lucy Haché once again transports the reader with intimate revelations on identity by exploring both her personal and ancestral relationship to the sky and stars. Hache’s prose is extraordinary in its combination of self awareness yet unselfconscious honesty and skillful restraint, creating a sense of connection under the vastness of the stars above. Masterfully illustrated by artist Michael Joyal, his evocative astronomic drawings contribute to the overall sensory and transcendent experience.
“One of the 12 best books of poetry of 2018.”– CBC Books
“Indigenous People have always had a strong relationship with the sky. Here, Joyal’s stark, beautiful illustrations combine perfectly with Haché‘s voice as she sings a story of loss, and ultimately, reclamation.”– David A. Robertson, author of When We Were Alone (winner 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award) and Strangers