Through Black Spruce

By Joseph Boyden
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143116509, 359pp.)

Publication Date: February 23, 2010

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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
Joseph Boyden is a member of the Ontario Woodland Metis. His first collection of stories, Born With A Tooth, was shortlisted for the Upper Canada Writers' Craft Award and has been published in Canada and France. His debut novel, Three Day Road, is an international bestseller and has been published in thirteen languages. The first novel to be translated into Cree, it has received numerous awards in Canada and abroad, including the Roger's Writers' Trust Prize. Joseph splits his time between New Orleans and Northern Ontario. He currently shares the position of writer-in-residence at the University of New Orleans with his wife, novelist Amanda Boyden.
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