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Bone Coulee

by Larry Warwaruk

Bone Coulee

Bone Coulee: In old age, Mac Chorniak is burdened by the memory of a racist crime in his past. Through acts of penance both official and personal, Mac struggles to find redemption.

As teenagers, in a drunken incident Mac Chorniak and his friends were responsible for the death of a young Indian man. Thanks to the prevailing prejudices of the 1950s, the boys received no punishment. Now the friends have grown old, and while most have settled into the routines, habits and politics of Duncan, their rural prairie town, Mac continues to live under the weight of guilt and regret.

When Roseanna Desjarlais and her daughter Angela move to Duncan, and her son Glen works to reclaim land rights, old problems resurface and new intolerances are displayed among the town's establishment.

And Duncan is unaware that Roseanna is the sister of the murdered youth, intending to exact revenge and make Mac pay.


5" x 8" 248 pages
19.95 CDN; 19.95 USD
E-Book Price
Fiction Paper Adult
Larry Warwaruk
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About the Author

Larry Warwaruk is the author of the adult novels Bone Coulee and The Ukrainian Wedding and the young readers' novel Andrei and the Snow Walker with Coteau Books. He has also written one other novel, Rope of Time, a number of short stories published in GRAIN, NeWest Review and elsewhere and broadcast on CBC Radio, and a non-fiction work, Red Finns of the Coteau. Several of his works have won Saskatchewan Writers Guild literary awards. He is also active in community theatre - he founded the Snakebite Players in Beechy, Saskatchewan, and won several Best Director awards in Saskatchewan Community Theatre festivals.

Born in Regina, Larry Warwaruk grew up in southern Saskatchewan, took his education degrees in Regina and the University of Oregon, and was a teacher and principle in central Saskatchewan for many years. He lives with his family in Outlook, Saskatchewan.



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