The Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp

The Lesser Blessed

Richard Van Camp

170 pages first pub 1996 (editions)

fiction contemporary challenging emotional reflective medium-paced


The 20th-anniversary edition of Richard Van Camp's best-selling coming-of-age story, with a new introduction and story by the author Larry is a Dogrib Indian growing up in the small northern town of Fort Simmer. His tongue, his hallucinations and ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 74 reviews


dark 83%
emotional 66%
sad 66%
challenging 41%
reflective 33%
funny 16%


medium 70%
fast 30%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 62% | A mix: 37%

Strong character development?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 20% | N/A: 10%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 40% | No: 40% | Yes: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 10%

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