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Hawk

Jennifer Dance

Publisher: Dundurn

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At the heart of the story is a family brought together by tragedy, forced to confront their differences and heal the rifts that exist between them
Hawk explores the effects that the oil sands industry has on First Nations living along the Athabasca River, a population for whom fish represents a major part of their diet
Examines the residual effects of the Residential Schools system on today‘s generation
Author has intimate ties to the First Nations community and has written the novel in consultation with them
Novel is well-researched and historically accurate, with the parallel story of the osprey and its fight for survival drawing on the author‘s expertise in animal science
Giller Prize–winning author Jospeh Boyden said of author‘s first novel, “With Red Wolf, Jennifer Dance has come howling out of the wilderness … and I'm deeply impressed”

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