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Terrace Public Library BAR (Text) 35151001106780 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780307398758
  • Physical Description: xiii, 250 pages : map ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Vintage Canada edition.
  • Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, 2011.

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"The novel follows one girl, Martha, from the Cat Lake First Nation in Northern Ontario who is "stolen" from her family at the age of six and flown far away to residential school. She doesn't speak English but is punished for speaking her native language; most terrifying and bewildering, she is also "fed" to the school's attendant priest with an attraction to little girls. Ten long years later, Martha finds her way home again, barely able to speak her native tongue. The memories of abuse at the residential school are so strong that she tries to drown her feelings in drink, and when she gives birth to her beloved son, Spider, he is taken away by Children's Aid to Toronto. In time, she has a baby girl, Raven, whom she decides to leave in the care of her mother while she braves the bewildering strangeness of the big city to find her son and bring him home.=."-- Publisher.
Subject: Sexual abuse victims > Fiction.
Teenage mothers > Fiction.
Canada > Fiction.
Topic Heading: Aboriginal
First Nations Canada.
Indigenous.

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