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Fiction Native American & Aboriginal

The Stone Collection

by (author) Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

Publisher
Portage & Main Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2015
Category
Native American & Aboriginal, Literary, Own Voices, Short Stories (single author), Small Town & Rural
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781553795490
    Publish Date
    Oct 2015
    List Price
    $18.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781553798705
    Publish Date
    Feb 2019
    List Price
    $15.00
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781553799917
    Publish Date
    Jun 2021
    List Price
    $24

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 18
  • Grade: 12

Description

In the Anishnaabe language and worldview, stones are alive, infused with life force or spirit. Although many of the stories are about loss, under that surface they are alive, celebrating the beauty and preciousness of life.—Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

In these 14 unique stories, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm takes on complex and dangerous emotions, exploring the gamut of modern Anishinaabe experience. Through unforgettable characters, these stories—about love and lust, suicide and survival, illness and wholeness—illuminate the strange workings of the human heart.

About the author

Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm (she/her/hers) is a writer, poet, spoken-word performer, librettist, and activist from the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, as well as an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Indigenous Literatures and Oral Traditions at the University of Toronto. She is the founder and Managing Editor of Kegedonce Press which was established in 1993 to publish the work of Indigenous creators. Kateri has written two books of poetry, was a contributor to the graphic novel anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold, was editor of the award-winning Skins: Contemporary Indigenous Writing, and has also released two poetry and music CDs. Kateri's work has been published internationally, and she has performed and spoken around the world. (Re)Generation: The Poetry of Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, a book of collected poems, edited by Dallas Hunt, will be released this year by Wilfrid Laurier Press. 
 

Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm's profile page

Awards

  • Nominated, A Story Circle Network Finalist for the Sarton Women’s Book Award for Young Adult Fict
  • Nominated, Sarten's Women Book Award

Editorial Reviews

★[Akiwenzie-Damm's]luminescent prose in this book dances "like jingle dress dancers," and is somehow still compressed to shining perfection

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

The Stone Collection is a stunning house of story moving intimately through the harshness and graceful moments of Indigenous lives with humility and beauty. You will come out the other side of this book with a fuller heart.

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Author, Islands of Decolonial Love

Generous, funny and dark, The Stone Collection doesn’t pull its emotional punches but it leavens its grim truths with bright humour and earthy lust. Akiwenzie-Damm’s writing shape-shifts and mesmerizes in short stories that tell us no matter how hard the journey, love can heal us all.

Eden Robinson, Author, Monkey Beach

A dreamblur of raw desire, heartbreak, and heartache. …The Stone Collection is literary and soul perfection

Richard Van Camp, Author, The Lesser Blessed

Other titles by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

(Re)Generation

The Poetry of Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

by (author) Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm
edited by Dallas Hunt

Masculindians

Conversations about Indigenous Manhood

edited by Sam McKegney
interviewee Joseph Boyden, Tomson Highway, Lee Maracle, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Basil H. Johnston, Daniel David Moses, Louise Bernice Halfe, Taiaiake Alfred, Janice C. Hill, Kim Anderson, Thomas Kimeksun Thrasher, Brendan Hokowhitu, Ty P. Kawika Tengan, Warren Cariou, Alison Calder, Daniel Heath Justice, Adrian Stimson, Terrance Houle, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Richard Van Camp, Joanne Arnott, Neal McLeod & Gregory Scofield
cover design or artwork by Dana Claxton

This Place

150 Years Retold

by (author) Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sonny Assu, Brandon Mitchell, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, David A. Robertson, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Richard Van Camp, Katherena Vermette & Chelsea Vowel
illustrated by Jen Storm, Tara Audibert, Kyle Charles, G.M.B. Chomichuk, Natasha Donovan, Scott B. Henderson, Andrew Lodwick, Scott A. Ford, Donovan Yaciuk & Ryan Howe
foreword by Alicia Elliott

Way of Thorn and Thunder, The

Volumes 1-3

by (author) Daniel Heath Justice
edited by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

Candies

A Humour Composite

by (author) Basil H. Johnston
edited by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

Gentle Habit, A

by (author) Cherie Dimaline
edited by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

the trees are still bending south

by (author) Sharron Proulx-Turner
edited by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

Think Indian

languages are beyond price

by (author) Basil H. Johnston
edited by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

W'daub Awae, Speaking True

A Kegedonce Press Anthology

edited by Warren Cariou
by (author) Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm & Daniel Justice

Dreyd

The Way of Thorn and Thunder

by (author) Daniel Justice
edited by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm