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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Canada Reads Contender "The Orenda" by Joseph Boyden Book Trailer

Releasing in paperback this week.

"From the Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author of Through Black Spruce comes a powerful literary masterpiece.
The Orenda opens with the kidnapping of Snow Falls, a spirited Iroquois girl with a special gift. Her captor, Bird, is an elder and one of the Huron Nation's great warriors and statesmen. Although it's been years since the murder of his family members, they're never far from his mind. In Snow Falls, Bird recognizes the ghost of his lost daughter; he sees that the girl possesses powerful magic, something useful to him and his people on the troubled road ahead. The Huron Nation has battled the Iroquois for as long as Bird can remember, but both tribes now face a new, more dangerous peril from afar.
Christophe does not see himself as a threat, however. A charismatic Jesuit missionary, he has found his calling amongst the Huron, devoting himself to learning and understanding their customs and language in order to lead them to Christ. As an emissary from distant lands, he brings much more, though, than his faith to the new world.
As these three souls dance one another through intricately woven acts of duplicity, small battles erupt into bigger wars, and a nation emerges from worlds in flux. Powerful and deeply moving, The Orenda traces a story of blood and hope, suspicion and trust, hatred and love. A saga nearly four hundred years old, it is at its roots timeless and eternal." (book description from publisher)

This novel has received a lot of attention country-wide.  Have I read it?  Not yet.  But after all the media attention, an interview with George Stroumboulopoulos, and several reviews, I admit to being more than a little curious.  Has anyone out there read it?  If so, did you enjoy it?  Was it an eye-opener?  Would you recommend it?

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