The second novel by renowned Okanagan author Jeannette Armstrong traces the life of a young Native woman on a reserve who is exposed to pesticides while working as a fruit picker in the Okanagan Valley.Whispering in Shadows provides a glimpse into the complexities of the contemporary life and psyche of Aboriginal peoples. The novel conveys an important environmental theme and insights into the future as well.
About the author
Jeannette Armstrong is an award-winning novelist, activist and poet born on the Okanagan Reserve. Known for her literary work, Armstrong has always sought to change deeply biased misconceptions about Indigenous people. Her novel Slash is considered by many people to be the first novel by a First Nations woman. In 2013 she was appointed a Canada Research Chair in Okanagan Indigenous Knowledge and Philosophy to research, document, categorize and analyze Okanagan syilx oral literature in Nsyilxcn.
Other titles by Jeannette Armstrong
Okanagan Women’s Voices
Syilx and settler writing and relations, 1870s to 1960s
Neekna and Chemai
Dancing with the Cranes
River of Salmon Peoples
Native Poetry in Canada
A Contemporary Anthology
Gatherings, Volume VII - Standing Ground
Strength and Solidarity Amidst Dissolving Boundaries
The Native Creative Process
A Collaborative Discourse