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publisher: House of Anansi Press Inc
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This Accident of Being Lost

Songs and Stories

by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

tagged: short stories (single author), literary, native american & aboriginal
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list price: $19.95
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category: Fiction
published: Apr 2017
ISBN:9781487001278
publisher: House of Anansi Press Inc
imprint: Astoria
Description

A knife-sharp new collection of stories and songs from award-winning Nishnaabeg storyteller and writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson that rebirths a decolonized reality, one that circles in and out of time and resists dominant narratives or comfortable categorization.

This Accident of Being Lost is the knife-sharp new collection of stories and songs from award-winning Nishnaabeg storyteller and writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. These visionary pieces build upon Simpson's powerful use of the fragment as a tool for intervention in her critically acclaimed collection Islands of Decolonial Love.

A crow watches over a deer addicted to road salt; Lake Ontario floods Toronto to remake the world while texting “ARE THEY GETTING IT?”; lovers visit the last remaining corner of the boreal forest; three comrades guerrilla-tap maples in an upper middle-class neighbourhood; and Kwe gets her firearms license in rural Ontario. Blending elements of Nishnaabeg storytelling, science fiction, contemporary realism, and the lyric voice, This Accident of Being Lost burns with a quiet intensity, like a campfire in your backyard, challenging you to reconsider the world you thought you knew.

About the Author

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

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Awards
  • Short-listed, Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

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