The overarching theme of the book is the Indian Residential School system and the impact it has had on the lives of Aboriginal people.
Set in Ontario, Canada in the late 1800s, Red Wolf is the intertwining story of a timber wolf and a First Nations (Anishnaabe) boy. It is a time when settlers regard both wolves and Aboriginal people as savages. Both occupy land that is needed for logging and farming; the wolf's family is shot leaving him orphaned at a young age; the boy is forced to attend residential school far from home and the life he knows. He, too, is alone. The pair reunite when the boy escapes from the school, but both are damaged. Neither have grown up in a caring family or pack, neither have learned the skills and ways of their ancestors.
RED WOLF is historical fiction for ages 9 through adult.