Porcupines and China Dolls

Porcupines and China Dolls

A Novel

Book - 2002
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Univ of Toronto Pr
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: Toronto : Stoddart, 2002.
ISBN: 9780773733053
0773733051
9781894778688
9781894778725
Branch Call Number: ALE
Characteristics: 286 pages ;,24 cm

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A provocative work of fiction that explores the legacy of residential schools for Indigenous people.

The lives of two long-standing friends revolve around their alcoholism until they finally face their pain and anger from their experiences at a residential school in the NWT. This novel is also notable for its depiction of the profoundly destructive legacy of the residential school system upon an... Read More »


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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.

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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.

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