Through Black Spruce

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Through Black Spruce

By Joseph Boyden

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143116509, 359pp.

Publication Date: February 23, 2010

A haunting novel of love, identity, and loss-from the internationally acclaimed author of "Three Day Road"
Beautifully written and startlingly original, "Through Black Spruce" takes the considerable talents of Canadian novelist Joseph Boyden to new and exciting heights. This is the story of two immensely compelling characters: Will Bird, a legendary Cree bush pilot who lies comatose in a remote Ontario hospital; and Annie Bird, Will's niece, a beautiful loner and trapper who has come to sit beside her uncle's bed. Broken in different ways, the two take silent communion in their unspoken kinship, revealing a story rife with heartbreak, fierce love, ancient feuds, mysterious disappearances, murders, and the bonds that hold a family, and a people, together. From the rugged Canadian wilderness to the drug-fueled glamour of the Manhattan club scene, this is thrilling, atmospheric storytelling at its finest.

About the Author
Canadien aux racines indiennes, ecossaises et irlandaises, Joseph Boyden a cree l evenement dans les pays anglo-saxons avec son premier roman, "Le Chemin des ames". Salue aussi par une presse unanime pour "Les Saisons de la solitude", il a ete traduit dans une quinzaine de pays et est en cours d adaptation au cinema.