Kiss of the Fur Queen Penguin Modern Classics Edition

Anchor CanadaSKU: 9780385697217

Author:
Tomson Highway
Grade Levels:
Adult Education
Nation:
Cree
Book Type:
Paperback
Pages:
328
Publisher:
Anchor Canada
Copyright Data:
2021

Price:
Sale price$22.00

Description

Kiss of the Fur Queen by Tomson Highway, a full-blood Cree and a registered member of the Barren Lands First Nation, is a powerful and beautiful tale of siblings and tricksters, culture and trauma, and finding yourself in a world that tries to tell you who you are.

Born into a magical Cree world in snowy northern Manitoba, Champion and Ooneemeetoo Okimasis are all too soon torn from their family and thrust into the hostile world of a Catholic residential school. Their language is forbidden, their names are changed to Jeremiah and Gabriel, and both boys are abused by priests.

As young men, estranged from their own people and alienated from the culture imposed upon them, the Okimasis brothers fight to survive. But wherever they go, the Fur Queen--a wily, shape-shifting trickster--watches over them as they fulfill their destiny to become artists.

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