A refreshing and strange coming of age story that’s redolent with all the heavy stuff — mortality, impermanence, family — but also dances in the light. Thom Ernst has made his own confection, and the rewards are in the sugar of the language and the tart of the story.
Dave Bidini, author of Midnight Light
Courageously honest, and emotionally shattering, The Wild Boy of Waubamik scratches the surface of complacency to dive into the deep, secret waters of childhood sexual abuse, giving a voice to those unheard. Beautifully written, this memoir is as illuminating as it is necessary.
Heidi von Palleske, actor and author of Two White Queens and the One-Eyed Jack
Thom Ernst’s harrowing, heartfelt, fascinating and thoroughly original and readable memoir of adoption and abuse — and the art that can come of them.
Ian Brown, broadcaster and award-winning author
An inspiring story of resilience, told with a vivid sense of character and humour.
Richard Crouse, CTV host and film critic
Filters trauma through pop culture, the past through screens, whether they be silver, televisual, or the many varieties of emotional self-defence.
Andrew Pyper, author of The Homecoming