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This Accident of Being Lost

Songs and Stories

read by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

tagged: short stories (single author), native american & aboriginal, literary
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category: Fiction
published: Jun 2018
ISBN:9781487004484
publisher: House of Anansi Press Inc
imprint: Anansi Audio
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 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 newest novel is Noopiming: The Cure For White Ladies and her latest album is The Theory of Ice. Simpson holds a PhD from the University of Manitoba and is faculty at the Dechinta Centre for Research.

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Awards
  • Runner-up, Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
  • Runner-up, Trillium Book Award
  • Commended, A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book
  • Commended, National Post 99 Best Books of the Year

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