Split Tooth

Split Tooth

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"Fact can be as strange as fiction. It can also be as dark, as violent, as rapturous. In the end, there may be no difference between them. A girl grows up in Nunavut in the 1970s. She knows joy, and friendship, and parents' love. She knows boredom, and listlessness, and bullying. She knows the tedium of the everyday world, and the raw, amoral power of the ice and sky, the seductive energy of the animal world. She knows the ravages of alcohol, and violence at the hands of those she should be able to trust. She sees the spirits that surround her, and the immense power that dwarfs all of us. When she becomes pregnant, she must navigate all this. Veering back and forth between the grittiest features of a small arctic town, the electrifying proximity of the world of animals, and ravishing world of myth, Tanya Tagaq explores a world where the distinctions between good and evil, animal and human, victim and transgressor, real and imagined lose their meaning, but the guiding power of love remains. Haunting, brooding, exhilarating, and tender all at once, Tagaq moves effortlessly between fiction and memoir, myth and reality, poetry and prose, and conjures a world and a heroine readers will never forget."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Viking, 2018
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780670070091
Branch Call Number: 305.89712 TAG 2018
Characteristics: 193 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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By Tanya Tagaq (Inuit) Haunting, brooding, exhilarating, and tender all at once, Tagaq moves effortlessly between fiction and memoir, myth and reality, poetry and prose, and conjures a world and a heroine readers will never forget.

By Tanya Tagaq (Inuit)

Haunting, brooding, exhilarating, and tender all at once, Tagaq moves effortlessly between fiction and memoir, myth and reality, poetry and prose, and conjures a world and a heroine readers will never forget.


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angievigilante
Apr 11, 2019

Tanya is my new favourite author. This is a phenomenal book. She writes prose that transcends and blows my mind. I love her storytelling; full of blood, life affirming, life culling, earthy, spiritual, elemental and animalistic. Some of these stories are gut wrenching and visceral, but I also found them of healing and survival. I admit it was hard for me to read through some chapters. I can't stop thinking about her story about the Northern Lights, or her story about Sedna and I don't think I'll ever forget them.

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karenbannerman
Feb 01, 2019

I suggest listening to the audio book as is narrated by author and she has breaks between sections with throat singing. Subject material is gut wrenching and heart breaking.

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