The Narrows of Fear (Wapawikoscikanik) weaves the stories of a group of women committed to helping one another. Despite abuse experienced by some, both in their own community and in residential schools, these women learn to celebrate their culture, its stories, its dancing, its drums, and its elders. Principal of these elders is Nina, the advisor at the women’s shelter. With the help of Sandy and Charlene, Nina uses Indigenous practices to heal the traumatized Mary Ann. This is a powerful novel—sometimes brutally violent, sometimes healing, sometimes mythical, and always deeply respectful of the Indigenous culture at its heart.
About the author
Carol Rose GoldenEagle is Cree and Dene with roots in Sandy Bay, northern Saskatchewan. Carol is author of the award-winning novel, Bearskin Diary. It was chosen as the National Aboriginal Literature Title for 2017. The book was also shortlisted for three Saskatchewan Book Awards, and the French language translation, Peau D'ours, won a Saskatchewan Book Award in 2019. Hiraeth, Carol's debut book of poetry, was shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Book Award in 2019. Her second novel, Bone Black, was released in the fall of 2019, and was shortlisted for both the Rasmussen & Co. Indigenous Peoples' Writing Book Award (2020) and Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Book Award (2020). Carol's most recent novel, The Narrows of Fear (Wapawikoscikanik), was published in 2020. Essential Ingredients is Carol's second poetry collection. As a visual artist, Carol's 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. www.carolrosegoldeneagle.ca