Author Tags: Fiction, First Nations
Born in Nanaimo and raised in Prince George, Dan Biggs graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree and worked for twenty years with the B.C. Government as a forester. He lives with his wife on Vancouver Island.
His first novel is an historical aboriginal story, Tales Our Enemies Tell. It is set in the late 1800s and based on one of the oral histories of the Yinka Dene people in North-Central B.C. recorded by Jesuit missionaires. Aging Hadintel, chief of the village of Chinlac, in self-defense unknowingly kills the only son of the Silquotin dennza. Anticipating retaliation, Hadintel sends his lifelong friend Jantalok to investigate the Silquotin village and determine their plans. Captured, then bewitched by a Silquotin woman, Jantalok returns to Chinlac to betray his chief.
Tales Our Enemies Tell (Red Tuque, 2016) $14.95 9781772991864