Ever wonder what goes on behind closed hotel-room doors? Who the people are inside and what circumstances brought them to seek out these spaces? The stories in Red Rooms tell the tales of one hotel's Aboriginal guests: the young prostitute and her invasive spirits: the terminally ill couture collector: the photographer looking for homegrown identity in foreign lands: the businesswoman who discovers the diary of a jingle-dress dancer: and a woman emerging from an obsessive affair. They all check in for a temporary stay, living out complicated lives in these simple spaces. Strung together through the narration of a hotel chambermaid, the stories in Red Rooms portray a complex and beautiful urban Aboriginal community.
Cherie Dimaline is Metis. She has written for Chatelaine, Rogers Media, the Toronto Star, Today's Parent and grassroots community publications. Red Rooms is her first book. Cherie lives in Toronto with her partner and their three children.
The Anskohk Aboriginal Literature Festival and Book Awards - 2007 Winner of Fiction Book of the Year Award
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