Aug 16, 2022
Sasha LaPointe and Emma Noyes realize how much they have in common
Author Sasha LaPointe sits down with Emma Noyes to talk about her book, "Red Paint: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk", at a live session of The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages Book Club.
An indigenous artist blends the aesthetics of punk rock with the traditional spiritual practices of the women in her lineage in this bold, contemporary journey to reclaim her heritage and unleash her power and voice while searching for a permanent home.
2020 Washington State Book Award Finalist Elissa Washuta wrote: “Red Paint is a miraculous book. Sasha LaPointe walks us through the sites of her evisceration while rebuilding a home within her body using sturdy materials: rose quartz, cedar bark, red clay, and the words of her ancestors. With each potent sentence, she shows us what access to power looks like. She shows us how to become whole.”