Kiss of the Fur Queen
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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"I found the story to be enjoyable, linear, and compelling. Both brothers were compassionate, intriguing, and unique. The prose is quiet and beautiful, the story is emotional and powerful. But as a ... Read full review
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The Kiss of the Fur Queen tells the story of the struggle to hold on to traditional culture and beliefs in a world of racism and discrimination. It is the story of two Cree brothers, renamed Jeremiah ... Read full review
A NOTE ON THE TRICKSTER
PARTONEAllegro ma non troppo
PARTSIXPresto con fuoco
GLOSSARY OF CREE TERMS