Kiss of the Fur Queen

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Doubleday Canada, Jan 14, 2011 - Fiction
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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. Wherever they go, the Fur Queen--a wily, shape-shifting trickster--watches over them with a protective eye. For Jeremiah and Gabriel are destined to be artists. Through music and dance they soar.

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I love Tomson Highway's writing style. - Goodreads
The font of the book also bugs me tremendously. - Goodreads
Maybe it really was the font and I don't know... - Goodreads

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User Review  - Barbara - Goodreads

I've only been able to read this book one chapter at a time. I'm afraid of the way it will end, so far each chapter has made my heart ache. It is beautifully written and if I have to occasionally back ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

We discussed this fascinating and poetic tale on Hello Hemlock in September, thanks to the beautiful Emily's suggestion! One thing I will add to my video review is that, despite its beautiful prose ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Tomson Highway is a Cree from Brochet, in northern Manitoba. He is the celebrated author of the plays The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, both of which won Dora Mavor Moore Awards and Floyd S. Chalmers Awards. He holds three honorary degrees and is a member of the Order of Canada.

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