Shopping cart

The Removed (Large Print / Library Binding)

Staff Pick Badge
The Removed By Brandon Hobson Cover Image
Special Order

Staff Reviews

In Brandon Hobsons, The Removed, the Echota family are coping with the tragic loss of their 15 year old son, Ray Ray. Hobson tenderly weaves their present day loss with the grief their Cherokee ancestors have endured throughout history. I found myself entranced in the dream-like state of the spirit world, while simultaneously feeling the bone heavy emotions of the Echota family. This timely story looks at deep prejudices, questions forgiveness and connects us to the hope found in facing grief; healing our open wounds while recognizing the scars of our ancestors.

— Tonya

February 2021 Indie Next List

“In telling the story of a Native family in Oklahoma who lost a teenage son to a shooting, The Removed examines the power of inherited trauma and the strength of family to keep people together. The book is told in the voices of the various family members left after the death of their son/brother and explores the effects on their lives of their Cherokee ancestors who walked the Trail of Tears. Mixing several points of view along with Native myth, Hobson brings a powerful story to light where the reader really steps into the shoes of each character. The loss, sadness, and despair are palpable, but so are hope and healing, by the end. A truly beautiful book about something everyone should read more about.”
— Izzy Stringham, Bookbinders Basalt, Basalt, CO

Product Details
ISBN: 9781432889463
ISBN-10: 143288946X
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
Publication Date: August 4th, 2021
Language: English