Smoke River

Smoke River

Book - 2014
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After a proposed subdivision becomes the site of a Mohawk protest -- the land, which has long formed a kind of neutral border between a reserve and the neighbouring town, is contested -- tensions escalate through three sweltering summer months, exposing old wounds, as well as forging new and sometimes surprising connections. This compelling contemporary story is told in the voices of several vivid, unforgettable characters, from the restless young Mohawk woman dreaming of adventure and fame in the wider world; to the successful businessman who has made good use of his position between two communities, and who harbours a surprisingly tender secret; to the high school hero whose inner life would shock his admirers, especially his ambitious mother; and to the unexpected lovers, who must weigh happiness against history and fierce pride. Smoke River is wise and tender, fearless and often very funny. It heralds the arrival of a vibrant, original, and intrepid new voice in Canadian literature.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2014
ISBN: 9780771036095
Branch Call Number: FOS
Characteristics: 344 p. ;,22 cm


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Jul 29, 2015

Based loosely on events in Caledonia, this novel tells of the struggle between development and aboriginal rights in a small town in Ontario through the stories of relationships amongst the people who live there. It raises many of the issues, including the racism towards aboriginal peoples.

Pamela_Jo Aug 18, 2014

A gripping and heart-rending tale, this compelling story is told from the perspectives of a number of its characters -- some sympathetic, others less than savory.

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