Selling Points: Indigenous, graphic novel, family, history, spirit world, samurai, truth, Northwest Territories
Publisher: Portage & Main
Pub Date: Aug/01/2016
Graphic Novel 14+
A Blanket of Butterflies explores the journey of Shinobu, a mysterious stranger who visits Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, to retrieve his family's samurai suit of armor and sword from the local museum. When he discovers that his grandfather's sword has been lost in a poker game to the man they call “Benny the Bank,” he sets out to retrieve it with the help of a young boy, Sonny, and his grandmother. Together, they face Benny and his men, Torchy, Sfen and the giant known as Flinch, and come to an unexpected realization.
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