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Empire of Wild
Empire of Wild | Cherie Dimaline
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From the author of the YA-crossover hit The Marrow Thieves, a propulsive, stunning and sensuous novel inspired by the traditional Mtis story of the Rogarou--a werewolf-like creature that haunts the roads and woods of Mtis communities. A messed-up, grown-up, Little Red Riding Hood. Broken-hearted Joan has been searching for her husband, Victor, for almost a year--ever since he went missing on the night they had their first serious argument. One terrible, hungover morning in a Walmart parking lot in a little town near Georgian Bay, she is drawn to a revival tent where the local Mtis have been flocking to hear a charismatic preacher named Eugene Wolff. By the time she staggers into the tent, the service is over. But as she is about to leave, she hears an unmistakable voice. She turns, and there Victor is. The same face, the same eyes, the same hands. But his hair is short and he's wearing a suit and he doesn't recognize her at all. No, he insists, she's the one suffering a delusion: he's the Reverend Wolff and his only mission is to bring his people to Jesus. Except that, as Joan soon discovers, that's not all the enigmatic Wolff is doing. With only the help of Ajean, a foul-mouthed euchre shark with a knowledge of the old ways, and her odd, Johnny-Cash-loving, 12-year-old nephew Zeus, Joan has to find a way to remind the Reverend Wolff of who he really is. If he really is Victor. Her life, and the life of everyone she loves, depends upon it.
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LDavisMunro
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This has been one of my favourite books this fall. I also had the pleasure of seeing @cherie.dimaline speak in Hamilton and in Toronto. If you ever have the chance, go see her speak! And of course... if you are looking for a great read, pick this beauty of a book up!! 📚💜 #fallreads #greatbooks #booklove

Chrissyreadit It sounds like a great read! 1mo
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Lindy
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I had previously read Dimaline‘s The Marrow Thieves, so I knew not to expect that her characters will come through their ordeals unscathed, but that didn‘t stop me from rooting for Joan of Arcand in this raunchy werewolf story set in a contemporary Métis community in Ontario. #Audiobook narrated by Michelle St. John. #Indigenous

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Lindy
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Sundays were for God, though most people prayed out on the lake, casting Hail Marys with their fishing lines into the green water, yelling to the sky when they didn‘t get lucky or when they did.
Parties were held in kitchens. Euchre was a sport. And fiddles made the only sound worth dancing to.

(Illustration by Christie Jedele, Andrea‘s Fiddle)

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Lindy
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The rogarou smiled. My, what big teeth it had.

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