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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This book is very creative.Feels like you are travelling through liminal space. Very poetic which softens the content around trauma. Hard read in terms of subject matter. Very well written.
A NOTE ON THE TRICKSTER
PARTONEAllegro ma non troppo
PARTSIXPresto con fuoco
GLOSSARY OF CREE TERMS