Kaidenberg’s Best Sons is an enthralling portrait of a community starting over in a new land. In a series of linked stories, author Jason Heit explores the lives and fortunes of people bound together by tradition, heritage and history, yet riven by envy, greed and lust. When a community of Eastern European settlers in North Dakota learn that there is promising farmland available in the newly established province of Saskatchewan they load their wagons and head north. Along with their furnishings, they also pack up their resentments, desires and ambitions and bring them to a new, unsettled land. Heit deftly captures both the promise of a new start in a new land and the long shadow of the past that is cast over the characters as they rebuild their lives.
Jason Heit was raised on his family’s farm in west central Saskatchewan. He holds a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and works in economic development as a policy analyst with the federal government. Heit’s writing often reflects his interest in rural communities and people, their issues and stories. His short stories have appeared in Event and Coffin Bell. Kaidenberg’s Best Sons is his first book.
Winner of two 2020 Saskatchewan Book Awards—the First Book Award and the Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Award.
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