Daughters Are Forever

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Theytus Books, 2017 - Indian women - 208 pages
This powerful novel about a woman's self-discovery reinforces Lee Maracle's stature as one of the most important First Nations writers in North America. The novel incorporates an innovative structure--one based on Salish Nation storytelling--to depict the transformation of Marilyn, a First Nations woman who is alienated from her culture, her family and herself. By discovering her own culture's ways and listening to the natural world, Marilyn begins to heal her deep-rooted hurt and gradually becomes reconciled with her estranged daughters. Here is a moving work about First Nations people in the modern world, and the importance of courage, truth and reconciliation.

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Lee Maracle was a member of the Stó:lō nation and the author of the critically acclaimed novels Celia's Song , Ravensong , and Daughters Are Forever . She was one of only five Canadian authors ever shortlisted for the Neustadt Award, commonly referred to as "the American Nobel." Maracle was one of the founders of the En'owkin International School of Writing and the cultural director of the Centre for Indigenous Theatre. She received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work promoting writing among Aboriginal Youth and was a Member of the Order of Canada. She had served as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, and the University of Western Washington. Maracle lived in Vancouver, BC where she passed away in 2021.

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