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  • 32 of 38 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
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Prince Rupert Library BOYD (Text) 33294001432400 Adult Fiction - Second Floor Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0670063622
  • ISBN: 9780143056959 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 398 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Penguin, 2008.

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General Note:
Includes interview with author and discussion questions (pages 385-398)
2008 paperback edition
Summary, etc.:
"It is 1919, and Niska, the last Oji-Cree woman to live off the land, has received word that one of the two boys she saw off to the Great War has returned. Xavier Bird, her sole living relation, is gravely wounded and addicted to morphine. As Niska slowly paddles her canoe on the three-day journey to bring Xavier home, travelling through the stark but stunning landscape of Northern Ontario, their respective stories emerge -- stories of Niska's life among her kin and of Xavier's horrifying experiences in the killing fields of Ypres and the Somme." -- Produced by publisher
Subject: Indians of North America > Canada > Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 > Fiction.
Topic Heading: Popular reads.
First Nations
First Nations

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