Kaidenberg's Best Sons

By Jason Heit

Kaidenberg's Best Sons
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Kaidenberg’s Best Sons is an enthralling portrait of a community starting over in a new land. In a series of linked stories, author Jason Heit explores the lives and fortunes of people bound together by tradition, heritage and history, yet riven by envy, greed and lust. When ... Read more


Overview

Kaidenberg’s Best Sons is an enthralling portrait of a community starting over in a new land. In a series of linked stories, author Jason Heit explores the lives and fortunes of people bound together by tradition, heritage and history, yet riven by envy, greed and lust. When a community of Eastern European settlers in North Dakota learn that there is promising farmland available in the newly established province of Saskatchewan they load their wagons and head north. Along with their furnishings, they also pack up their resentments, desires and ambitions and bring them to a new, unsettled land. Heit deftly captures both the promise of a new start in a new land and the long shadow of the past that is cast over the characters as they rebuild their lives.

Jason Heit

Jason Heit was raised on his family's farm in west central Saskatchewan. Growing up in a rural community that struggled to thrive inspired him to study rural issues and work in the area of community economic development in Canada, Latin America, and Mongolia. He holds a Master's of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on co-operative organizations from the University of Saskatchewan, and continues to work in economic development as a policy analyst with the federal government. Heit's writing often reflects his interest in rural communities and people, their issues and stories. His short stories have appeared in Event and Coffin Bell. Kaidenberg's Best Sons is his first book.Jason Heit and his wife, Jacqueline, have two children. They live near Pike Lake, Saskatchewan.

Awards

  • Saskatchewan Book Awards-- Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Award 2020, Winner
  • Saskatchewan Book Awards-- First Book Award 2020, Winner

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