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Jael Richardson: Gutter Child


Join us for an author reading with Jael Richardson about her novel, Gutter Child, set in an imagined world where the vulnerable are forced to buy their freedom by working off their debt to society.

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Part of RPL's Writes of Spring Programming Series. 

This program is conducted through Zoom. 

About the book: Gutter Child uncovers a nation divided into the privileged Mainland and the policed Gutter. In this world, Elimina Dubois is one of only 100 babies taken from the Gutter and raised in the land of opportunity as part of a social experiment led by the Mainland government.

But when her Mainland mother dies, Elimina finds herself all alone, a teenager forced into an unfamiliar life of servitude, unsure of who she is and where she belongs. Elimina is sent to an academy with new rules and expectations where she befriends Gutter children who are making their own way through the Gutter System in whatever ways they know how. When Elimina’s life takes another unexpected turn, she will discover that what she needs more than anything may not be the freedom she longs for after all.

Richardson’s Gutter Child reveals one young woman’s journey through a fractured world of heartbreaking disadvantages and shocking injustices. Elimina is a modern heroine in an altered but all too recognizable reality who must find the strength within herself to forge her future and defy a system that tries to shape her destiny.

If you live outside of Regina and would like to be registered for this event, please email Courtney Bates-Hardy at 

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77 spots available
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Apr 8 2021, 7:00pm


Online, Zoom 5

Event Type

Special Events


Writing and Publishing, Special Event, Artist and Author Talks
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