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Just Pretending

by Lisa Bird-Wilson

Just Pretending

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ONE BOOK ONE PROVINCE SELECTION 2019

Shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award

Winner of these 2014 Saskatchewan Book Awards: 

* University of Regina Book of the Year

* SaskPower Fiction Award

* Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Aboriginal Peoples' Writing Award

*First Nations University of Canada Aboriginal Peoples' Publishing Award

A powerful short story collection from Cree-Métis author Lisa Bird-Wilson. 

A nitanis (daughter) invents the mother she never knew. A fourteen-year-old girl struggles to come to terms with her feelings of abandonment. A young man struggles with his Mooshum’s imprisonment in a damaged body and what it means for his own Métis identity. A department store clerk falls for a homeless man who woos her with Heart of Darkness.

At the centre of these stories are notions of identity and belonging, and the complex relationships between children and parents, both those who are real and those who are just pretending.

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ISBN
9781550505467
Size
5.5" x 8.5" 272 pages
Ages:
Adult
Price
18.95 CDN; 18.95 USD
E-Book Price
CDN; USD
Categories
Fiction Fiction Tradepaper Adult
Author
Lisa Bird-Wilson
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About the Author

Lisa Bird-Wilson is a Cree-Metis writer from Saskatchewan whose writing has appeared in a number of literary magazines and anthologies, including GrainPrairie FireThe Dalhousie ReviewGeistkimiwancîhcêwêsin and Best Canadian Essays. She is the author of the novel Just Pretending and her debut poetry collection, The Red Files, was published by Nightwood Editions in 2016. Bird-Wilson lives in Saskatoon, SK.

 

Photo credit: Sara-Jane Keith for Applebeard Editions

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Awards

Shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award

University of Regina Book of the Year

SaskPower Fiction Award

Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Aboriginal Peoples' Writing Award

First Nations University of Canada Aboriginal Peoples' Publishing Award

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