" ... It is 1919 and Niska, an Oji-Cree medicine woman, has left her home in the bush of northern Ontario to receive Xavier Bird, her only relation who has returned from the trenches of Europe. Gravely wounded and addicted to morphine, Xavier recounts how he and his best friend, Elijah Whiskeyjack, prowled the battlefields as snipers of enormous skill and how the circumstances of their deadly craft led them to very different fates. Told with unblinking focus, this is a stunning tale of brutality, survival, and rebirth that marks the arrival of a prodigious new talent." -- Adapted from back cover.
Author : Joseph Boyden Release : 2008 Publisher : Penguin Books Canada ISBN : File Size : 20.63 MB Format : PDF Download : 422 Read : 1118