Through Black Spruce

PenguinSKU: 9780143017875

Author:
Boyden, Joseph
Grade Levels:
Twelve, College, University
Nation:
Cree, Subarctic
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
410
Publisher:
Penguin

Price:
Sale price$22.00
Stock:
In stock

Description

Through Black Spruce is Joseph Boyden's second novel set in Moose Factory, Toronto, Montreal, and Manhattan. A haunting novel of love, identity, and loss-from the internationally acclaimed author of Three Day Road Beautifully written and startlingly original, Through Black Spruce takes the considerable talents of Canadian novelist Joseph Boyden to new and exciting heights. This is the story of two immensely compelling characters: Will Bird, a legendary Cree bush pilot who lies comatose in a remote Ontario hospital; and Annie Bird, Will's niece, a beautiful loner and trapper who has come to sit beside her uncle's bed. Broken in different ways, the two take silent communion in their unspoken kinship, revealing a story rife with heartbreak, fierce love, ancient feuds, mysterious disappearances, murders, and the bonds that hold a family, and a people, together. From the rugged Canadian wilderness to the drug-fueled glamour of the Manhattan club scene, this is thrilling, atmospheric storytelling at its finest. Winner of the 2008 Giller Prize. Reading Group Guide: http://www.penguin.ca/static/cs/cn/0/bookclub/readingguides/guides/ThroughBlackSpruceRG.pdf

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