“Niska is trying to tell him something from far away, something important. She’s done this before, working her shake tent, filling his head deep at night with images he can’t quite make out through the mist. She warned him about kikwaakew.”25 years after the war of Three Day Road, Joseph Boyden revisits Xavier Bird, who looks to his sons to help defeat an old foe on the trap lines. Kikwaakew first appeared in the July/August 2012 issue of The Walrus magazine.Three Day Road is winner of the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Roger’s Writers Trust Fiction Prize.
About the author
Joseph Boyden's first novel, Three Day Road, was selected for the Today Show Book Club, won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the CBA Libris Fiction Book of the Year Award, the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award, and the McNally Robinson Aboriginal Book of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. His second novel, Through Black Spruce, was awarded the Scotiabank Giller Prize and named the Canadian Booksellers Association Fiction Book of the Year; it also earned him the CBA’s Author of the Year Award. His most recent novel, The Orenda, won Canada Reads and was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. Boyden divides his time between Northern Ontario and Louisiana.
Praise for Three Day Road“ ...a powerful tale of two young men numbed by the horrors and brutality of trench warfare. Boyden vividly portrays the chaos, fear, cowardice and courage of infantrymen condemned to wallow in the mud and blood of the Western Front.”
Other titles by Joseph Boyden
Conversations about Indigenous Manhood
Acting for Freedom
Fifty Years of Civil Liberties in Canada
Extraordinary Canadians: Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont
A Penguin Lives Biography
Born With A Tooth
100 Years of Celebrity, Power and Personality
Wabusk Outside the Wire / Nanook Looking In
A Northwords Story