by Braz Menezes

Augie Merasty: 86, homeless and a first-time author

One day, several years ago, Arlene Merasty learned her father was writing a book. This was surprising news; her father was not an author, nor had he ever expressed any desire to write before. The book was about his time in a native residential school, he told her, a period of his life he’d always been guarded about. He’d been inspired to write after the Working Group on Truth and Reconciliation and of the Exploratory Dialogues took place in the late 1990s. They were living together in Prince Albert, Sask., at the time, and she’d sometimes see him at the kitchen table, writing in his neat longhand, or hear him down in the basement, working away.

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