About the Book

The Lesser Blessed

by Richard Van Camp

THE LESSER BLESSED is a powerful coming-of-age story — edgy, stark, and at times, darkly funny that centers around Larry, a Native teenager trying to cope with a painful past and find his place in a confusing and stressful modern world. Skinny as spaghetti, nervy, and self-deprecating, the 16-year-old is an appealing mixture of bravado and vulnerability. His life has held many terrors: an abusive father, blackouts from sniffing gasoline, and an accident that killed several cousins. He has a quick tongue, hallucinations, an appreciation for Iron Maiden, and hot fantasies about Juliet Hope, the school tramp.



Eventually, through his friendship with Johnny Beck, a Native from another Nation, Larry develops an expanded world consciousness and a stability that helps him face his dark memories — and create a brighter future.

The Lesser Blessed
by Richard Van Camp

  • Publication Date: April 6, 2004
  • Genres: Young Adult 13+
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre
  • ISBN-10: 1550545256
  • ISBN-13: 9781550545258