Porcupines and china dolls a novel by Robert Arthur Alexie

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Published by Stoddart, Distributed in the U.S. by General Distribution Services in New York, [Buffalo, N.Y.?] .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Northwest Territories,
  • Canada, Northern

Subjects:

  • Indians of North America -- Canada, Northern -- Fiction.,
  • Northwest Territories -- Fiction.

Edition Notes

Book details

Statementby Robert Arthur Alexie.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR9199.4.A44 P67 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination286 p. ;
Number of Pages286
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3623229M
ISBN 100773733051
LC Control Number2002405247

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Writer Robert Arthur Alexie (a.k.a. Robert Alexi Jr.), author of the novels Porcupines and China Dolls and The Pale Indian, has died at the age of The CBC reports that his body was discovered on the Dempster Highway in the Northwest Territories near Fort MacPherson, where Alexie was born.

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Porcupines and China Dolls. His first novel, Porcupines and China Dolls (published in and reissued by Theytus Books in paperback in ) examines the lives of students forced into the Canadian Indian residential school system and the ensuing intergenerational or Historical trauma for them and their families.

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Porcupines and China Dolls (Book): Alexie, Robert Arthur. A few years ago, Theytus Books re-released his novel Porcupines and China Dolls.

I read it and I was devastated, heart-smashed, and absolutely in awe of his writing. After reading Robert Arthur Alexie's Porcupines and China Dolls, the next time I was in Whitehorse, I looked for more of his books.

I found Pale Indian. Both books are superbly written stories of indigenous life. Both are compelling reads. His writing and books Reviews: 2. Porcupines and China Dolls is a novel I described to myself, when it first came out inas the book that could not be written.

How, after all, do you chronicle the profound impact of residential schooling on First Nations communities without being bogged down by a. Porcupines and China Dolls avg rating — ratings — published — 3 editions Want to Read saving /5(16). Porcupines and China Dolls (Book): Alexie, Robert Arthur: Univ of Toronto PrEnough alcohol silences the demons for a night; a gun and a single bullet silences demons forever.

When a friend commits suicide and a former priest appears on television, the community is shattered. James and Jake confront their childhood abuse and break the silence to begin a journey of healing and rediscovery. Sometimes I buy books for the stories on their pages; sometimes I buy them for the stories between the pages.

My copy of Porcupines and China Dolls was purchased second-hand at the Trinity College booksale more than ten years ago. Because of a handful of folded sheets tucked inside the back cover (although, yes, I was freshly in love with Thomas King’s writing and on the lookout for other.

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