|FICTION / Canadian
|FICTION / Family Life
|FICTION / Literary
|FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical
|6.25in x 4.37in
|From The Publisher*
|The acclaimed author of The Orenda gives us a powerful and poignant look into the last moments of Charlie Wenjack, a residential school runaway trying to find his way home.
An Ojibwe boy runs away from a North Ontario Indian School. Too late, he realizes just how far away home is. Along the way he's followed by Manitous, spirits of the forest who comment on his plight, cajoling, taunting, and ultimately offering him a type of comfort on his difficult journey back to the place he was so brutally removed from.
|"A profoundly sensitive writer with the eye of a painter and a heart as big as the country about which he writes." --Frederick Barton
"Boyden is such a fine writer, evoking his characters' emotions in a touching and understandable way." --Toronto Star
|JOSEPH BOYDEN's first novel, Three Day Road, won numerous awards including the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the McNally Robinson Aboriginal Book of the Year. His second novel, Through Black Spruce, was awarded the Scotiabank Giller Prize and named the Canadian Booksellers Association Book of the Year; it also earned him the CBA's Author of the Year Award. The Orenda was a finalist for the Governor General's English Language Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and won the Libris Book of the Year Award and CBC Canada Reads. In 2012, Boyden received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to Canadian art and culture. He divides his time between Northern Ontario and Louisiana.