Kikwaakew

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Coach House Books, Jul 3, 2012 - Fiction - 16 pages
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"Niska is trying to tell him something from far away, something important. She's done this before, working her shake tent, filling his head deep at night with images he can't quite make out through the mist. She warned him about kikwaakew."25 years after the war of Three Day Road, Joseph Boyden revisits Xavier Bird, who looks to his sons to help defeat an old foe on the trap lines. Kikwaakew first appeared in the July/August 2012 issue of The Walrus magazine.Three Day Road is winner of the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Roger's Writers Trust Fiction Prize.

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Joseph Boyden is a novelist and short story writer. His first novel, Three Day Road won the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. His second novel, Through Black Spruce, won the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Of Irish, Scottish and Anishinaabe heritage, Boyden writes about First Nations heritage and culture. He studied creative writing at York University and the University of New Orleans, and taught in the Aboriginal Student Program at Northern College. He is currently a Lecturer with the UBC Creative Writing Program.

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