Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline
INDIGO'S #1 BEST BOOK OF 2019
"Ripping, roaring, fur-flying, and more!" says Margaret Atwood about this captivating novel from the author of The Marrow Thieves, the #1 national bestseller, multi-award winner, and Canada Reads finalist
"Wildly entertaining and profound and essential." -Tommy Orange, The New York Times
Broken-hearted Joan has been searching for her husband, Victor, for almost a year-ever since he went missing on the night they had their first serious argument. One hung-over morning in a Walmart parking lot in a little town near Georgian Bay, she is drawn to a revival tent where the local MÃ©tis have been flocking to hear a charismatic preacher. By the time she staggers into the tent the service is over, but as she is about to leave, she hears an unmistakable voice.
She turns, and there is Victor. Only he insists he is not Victor, but the Reverend Eugene Wolff, on a mission to bring his people to Jesus. And he doesn't seem to be faking: there isn't even a flicker of recognition in his eyes.
With only two allies-her odd, Johnny-Cash-loving, 12-year-old nephew Zeus, and Ajean, a foul-mouthed euchre shark with deep knowledge of the old ways-Joan sets out to remind the Reverend Wolff of who he really is. If he really is Victor, his life, and the life of everyone she loves, depends upon her success.
Inspired by the traditional MÃ©tis story of the Rogarou-a werewolf-like creature that haunts the roads and woods of MÃ©tis communities-Cherie Dimaline has created a propulsive, stunning and sensuous novel.
CHERIE DIMALINE's young adult novel The Marrow Thieves shot to the top of the bestseller lists when it was published in 2017. It won the Governor General's Literary Award, the Kirkus Prize in the young adult literature category, the Burt Award for First Nations, MÃ©tis and Inuit Literature, was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award and, among other honours, was a fan favourite in the 2018 edition of CBC's Canada Reads. Cherie was named Emerging Artist of the Year at the Ontario Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts in 2014, and became the first Indigenous writer in residence at the Toronto Public Library. From the Georgian Bay MÃ©tis Community in Ontario, she now lives in Vancouver.
- Penguin Random House
- On Sale: Sep 02/20
- Paperback | 5.54 x 7.98
- FICTION / Contemporary Women