This poignant and amusing collection takes the reader on ten journeys, through beautifully conceived and evocatively written stories.
Lee Maracle vividly depicts a variety of life experiences: as an aboriginal woman, university professor, activist and a single mother. In one story, she writes unflinchingly about the grief and shame caused by a passively abusive marriage and the struggles of living in two worlds. Other narratives are funny and heartbreaking, laced by Lee's poetic and eloquent writing style.
Lee's approach to storytelling includes the past and the present providing the reader a sense of discovery. Here is a snippet of the collected works:
In the story First Wives Club Lee takes readers on an intellectual and sexual adventure. She looks into the humor behind aging and native women's sexuality; juxtaposed with a traditional legend, this teaching story offers deeper understanding of the author's perspective.
We invite you to taste some of her works:
In Erotica the narrator opens her eyes to loving herself. "I want full banquet living, full textured life, with all its bumps, obstacles and fire." She declares.
In Goodbye Snauq Raven leading us on a journey into two worlds, giving us the author's insight into Squamish ancestral history engages us.
The Cafe is all about the passion and heat, making this an explicit page-turner.
Lee Maracle was one of the first Aboriginal people to be published in the early 1970s. She has since become one of the most published First Nations writers in Canada. Among her many books are Bent Box, Bobbie Lee: Indian Rebel, Ravensong, Sundogs and Will's Garden.
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