Mesmerising epic set in the wilds of 17th century America. The interwoven acts of duplicity between a young kidnapped Iroquois girl, an elder warrior and statesman, and a Jesuit missionary gradually turn small battles into bigger wars; a nation emerging from the worlds in flux. From a prize-winning novelist.
Joseph Boyden's first novel, Three Day Road, was selected for the Today Show Book Club, and it won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award, as well as numerous others. His second novel, Through Black Spruce, was awarded the Scotiabank Giller Prize and named the Canadian Booksellers Association Book of the Year; it also earned him the CBA's Author of the Year Award. Boyden, of Ojibwe, Irish, and Scottish roots, is a member of the Creative Writing faculty at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He divides his time between Northern Ontario and Louisiana.