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Birdie : a novel

Author: Tracey Lindberg
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : HarperCollinsPublishersLtd, 2016. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : HarperCollins trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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A darkly comic and moving first novel about the universal experience of recovering from wounds of the past, informed by the lore and knowledge of Cree traditions. Bernice Meetoos, a Cree woman, leaves her home in Northern Alberta following tragedy and travels to Gibsons, BC. She is on something of a vision quest, seeking to understand the messages from The Frugal Gourmet that come to her in her dreams, but also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Road fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tracey Lindberg
ISBN: 9781443451352 1443451355
OCLC Number: 935193945
Notes: Originally published in Canada by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd in a hardcover edition 2015.
Awards: CBC Books Best book of the Year ; National Post Best Book of the year ; CBC Books Writers to Watch 2015 Selection ; Longlisted for CBC Canada Reads 2016
Description: 266 pages : map ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Tracey Lindberg.
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A darkly comic and moving first novel about the universal experience of recovering from wounds of the past, informed by the lore and knowledge of Cree traditions. Bernice Meetoos, a Cree woman, leaves her home in Northern Alberta following tragedy and travels to Gibsons, BC. She is on something of a vision quest, seeking to understand the messages from The Frugal Gourmet that come to her in her dreams, but also driven by the leftover teenaged desire to meet Pat Johns, who played Jesse on The Beachcombers, because he is, as she says, a working, healthy Indian man. Bernice heads for Molly?s Reach to find answers but once there finds she is making the same poor decisions as always. Part road trip, dream quest and travelogue, the novel touches on the universality of women's experience, regardless of culture or race. Tracey Lindberg is a woman of Cree-Metis ancestry from northern Alberta. She has a doctoral degree in law as well as law degrees from the University of Ottawa, Harvard Law School and the University of Saskatchewan.

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