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Three day road : a novel / Joseph Boyden.

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  • 33 of 38 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library. (Show)

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3 current holds with 38 total copies.

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Prince Rupert Library BOYD (Text) 33294001432400 Adult Fiction - Second Floor Volume hold Available -
Beaver Valley Public Library F BOY (Text) 0035700 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Bridge River Branch AF BOY (Text) 35180200140589 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Burns Lake Public Library AF (Text) 35198000484098 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Burns Lake Public Library AF (Text) bbul144148 Adult Fiction Not holdable Lost 07/03/2008
Castlegar Public Library FIC BOY (Text) 35146001959626 Fiction Volume hold Available -
Chetwynd Public Library FIC BOY (Text) BCHE048573 Adult Fiction Not holdable Lost 11/18/2012
Fernie Heritage Library FIC BOY (Text) 35136000502691 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 03/28/2018
Fort Nelson Public Library FIC BOY (Text) BFN053053 Adult Fiction (main level) Volume hold Available -
Fort St. James Public Library BOY (Text) 35196000053061 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780143017868 (2006 Penguin Canada trade pbk.)
  • ISBN: 067003412 (2005 Viking)
  • ISBN: 9780670063628 (2005
  • ISBN: 9780143056959 (2008 Penguin trade pbk ed.)
  • Physical Description: 354 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, 2005.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "It is 1919, and Niska, the last Oji-Cree medicine woman to live off the land, has received word that one of the two boys she grudgingly saw off to war has returned. She leaves her home in the bush of Northern Ontario to retrieve him, only to discover that the one she expected is actually the other. Xavier Bird, her sole living relation, gravely wounded and addicted to the army's morphine, hovers somewhere between the living world and that of the dead. As Niska paddles him the three days home, she realizes that all she can offer in her attempt to keep him alive is her words, the stories of her life. In turn, Xavier relates the horrifying years of war in Europe: he and his best friend, Elijah Whiskeyjack, prowled the battlefields of France and Belgium as snipers of enormous skill. As their reputations grew, the two young men, with their hand-sewn moccasins and extraordinary marksmanship, became both the pride and fear of their regiment as they stalked the ripe killing fields of Ypres and the Somme. But what happened to Elijah? As Niska paddles deeper into the wilderness, both she and Xavier confront the devastation that such great conflict leaves in its wake. Inspired in part by real-life World War I Ojibwa hero Francis Pegahmagabow, Three Day Road reinvents the tradition of such Great War epics as Birdsong and All Quiet on the Western Front. Beautifully written and told with unblinking focus, it is a remarkable tale, one of brutality, survival, and rebirth."--Inside jacket.
Awards Note: Winner of the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award, 2005.
Subject: Cree First Nation > Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 > Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 > Participation, Indian > Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 > Participation, Canadian > Fiction.
Canadians > Europe > Fiction.
Snipers > Fiction. First Novel Award.
Genre: War stories.
Historical fiction.
Canadian fiction.

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