Celia's Song

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Cormorant Books Incorporated, 2014 - Fiction - 269 pages
Mink is a witness, a shape shifter, compelled to follow the story that has ensnared Celia and her village, on the West coast of Vancouver Island in Nu: Chahlnuth territory. Celia is a seer who - despite being convinced she's a little "off" - must heal her village with the assistance of her sister, her mother and father, and her nephews. While mink is visiting, a double-headed sea serpent falls off the house front during a fierce storm. The old snake, ostracized from the village decades earlier, has left his terrible influence on Amos, a residential school survivor. The occurrence signals the unfolding of an ordeal that pulls Celia out of her reveries and into the tragedy of her cousin's granddaughter. Each one of Celia's family becomes involved in creating a greater solution than merely attending to her cousin's granddaughter. Celia's Song relates one Nu: Chahlnuth family's harrowing experiences over several generations, after the brutality, interference, and neglect resulting from contact with European

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About the author (2014)

LEE MARACLE has been published in anthologies and scholarly journals worldwide, and is the author of a number of critically acclaimed literary works including the collection Sojourners and Sundogs; the novels Ravensong, Bobbi Lee, and Daughters Are Forever; the young adult novel Will's Garden; and the poetry title Bent Box. A mother of four and grandmother of seven, Maracle was born in North Vancouver and is a member of the Sto: Loh nation. She is currently an instructor at the University of Toronto, is the Traditional Teacher for First Nation's House, an instructor with the Centre for Indigenous Theatre and the S.A.G.E. (Support for Aboriginal Graduate Education), and a writing instructor at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Maracle has received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work promoting writing among Aboriginal Youth, an Honorary Doctor of Letters from St. Thomas University, and has served as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Toronto, University of Waterl

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