Porcupines and China Dolls

Porcupines and China Dolls

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"A terrific book that deals with present day concerns."--Thomas King, Governor General's Award-wining author of The Back of the Turtle and The Inconvenient Indian
"To understand this story, it is important to know the People and where they came from and what they went through." So begins a haunting story that explores with frank and honest words the dark legacy of the residential school system and its impact on individuals, families and communities.

James Nathan and Jake Noland have been best friends for life. After finishing mission school they return to their Gwich'in community in the Northwest Territories. Their lives revolve around bootleggers, the bar, drug abuse and meaningless sex. James and Jake try to dull their painful memories of the school. Each hides a dark secret that fuels his nightmares. Enough alcohol silences the demons for a night; a gun and a single bullet silences demons forever. When a friend commits suicide and a former priest appears on television, the community is shattered. James and Jake confront their childhood abuse and break the silence to begin a journey of healing and rediscovery.
Publisher: Penticton, BC :, Theytus Books,, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781894778725
Branch Call Number: FIC ALE
Characteristics: 306 pages ; 23 cm

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Alexie, past Chief of the Teetl'it Gwich'in in the Northwest Territories, uses humour to ease the heartbreak in his story about the sexual abuse of Aboriginal children in missionary schools and the effects these atrocities have had on their communities.

EPLPicks_Teen Mar 24, 2010

Alexie, past Chief of the Teetl'it Gwich'in in the Northwest Territories, uses humour to ease the heartbreak in his story about the sexual abuse of Aboriginal children in missionary schools and the effects these atrocities have had on their communities.

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