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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Review: Kiss of the Fur QueenUser Review - Marlowe - Goodreads
Kiss of the Fur Queen is the story of two Cree brothers who were taken from their families to be raised in one of Canada's infamous residential schools. The story follows them as adults as they come ... Read full review
Review: Kiss of the Fur QueenUser Review - Dorothy Hermary - Goodreads
Since I will be taking a Canadian Literature course in the fall, I have started reading the course list early. In the Kiss of the Fur Queen, the impact for the two brothers in the residential school ... Read full review
A NOTE ON THE TRICKSTER
PARTONEAllegro ma non troppo
PARTSIXPresto con fuoco
GLOSSARY OF CREE TERMS