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published: Oct 2019
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publisher: Nightwood Editions

Bone Black

by Carol Rose GoldenEagle

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list price: $21.95
edition:Paperback
category: Fiction
published: Oct 2019
ISBN:9780889713642
publisher: Nightwood Editions
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There are too many stories about Indigenous women who go missing or are murdered, and it doesn’t seem as though official sources such as government, police or the courts respond in a way that works toward finding justice or even solutions. At least that is the way Wren StrongEagle sees it.

Wren is devastated when her twin sister, Raven, mysteriously disappears after the two spend an evening visiting at a local pub. When Wren files a missing persons report with the local police, she is dismissed and becomes convinced the case will not be properly investigated. As she follows media reports, Wren realizes that the same heartbreak she’s feeling is the same for too many families, indeed for whole Nations. Something within Wren snaps and she decides to take justice into her own hands. She soon disappears into a darkness, struggling to come to terms with the type of justice she delivers. Throughout her choices, and every step along the way, Wren feels as though she is being guided. But, by what?

About the Author

Carol Rose GoldenEagle is Cree and Dene with roots in Sandy Bay, northern Saskatchewan. She is an award-winning published novelist, poet, playwright, visual artist, and musician. Her works has previously been published using the surname, Daniels. She now chooses to use her traditional name. She is the author of the award-winning novel Bearskin Diary (2015) and the recently published Bone Black (2019). Her debut poetry volume, Hiraeth, was published in 2018 and was shortlisted for the 2019 Saskatchewan Book Awards. As a visual artist, her work has been exhibited in art galleries across Saskatchewan and Northern Canada. As a musician, a CD of women's drum songs, in which Carol is featured, was recently nominated for a Prairie Music Award. Before pursuing her art on a full-time basis, Carol worked as a journalist for more than 30 years in television and radio at APTN, CTV, and CBC. She lives in Regina Beach, Saskatchewan.

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Awards
  • Short-listed, Rasmussen & Co. Indigenous Peoples’ Writing Book Award
  • Short-listed, Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Book Award
Editorial Review

“When it comes to stories about missing and murdered Indigenous women, Wren StrongEagle is the character we want to enact justice… With vivid prose and an intense page-turning plot,  Bone Black examines police indifference, systemic racism, and the power of prayer and spiritual guidance, and reminds us that the crisis in Canada of missing and murdered Indigenous women continues to need our attention.”

 

— All Lit Up’s list of “Season’s Readings”

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Brilliant novel!

Bone Black is easily my favourite Canadian fiction of 2019. It's disturbing and thought-provoking, describing the intolerable struggles of First Nation women in some communities. I found the story very powerful and unforgettable.

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