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Harpoon of the Hunter

by (author) Markoosie

McGill-Queen's University Press
Initial publish date
May 1974
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 1974
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Based on an Inuit legend, Harpoon of the Hunter is a story of life in the old days, not as it appeared to southerners, but as it has survived in the memory of the Inuit themselves. Emerging from a largely oral tradition, it is the first novel by an Inuit written in English. Markoosie has the rare ability to capture the richness and imagery of the Inuit Language in English.

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"[A book] for all ages ... the story grabs you from the first page and doesn't let go until the last." Publishers Weekly.