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This Accident of Being Lost

Songs and Stories

by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

tagged: short stories (single author), native american & aboriginal, literary
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list price: $16.95
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published: Apr 2017
ISBN:9781487001292
publisher: House of Anansi Press Inc
imprint: Astoria
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2017 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Finalist

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. Provocateur and poet, she continually rebirths a decolonized reality, one that circles in and out of time and resists dominant narratives or comfortable categorization. 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

LEANNE BETASAMOSAKE SIMPSON is a Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg writer, scholar, and musician, and is a member of Alderville First Nation in Ontario, Canada. She is the author of six previous books, including This Accident of Being Lost, which won the MacEwan University Book of the Year; was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Trillium Book Award; was longlisted for CBC Canada Reads; and was named a best book of the year by the Globe and Mail, the National Post, and Quill & Quire. Her new novel, Noopiming: The Cure For White Ladies, was released by House of Anansi Press in the Fall of 2020, and her latest album, The Theory of Ice, is forthcoming in 2021. Leanne holds a PhD from the University of Manitoba and is faculty at the Dechinta Centre for Research.

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

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