This Accident of Being Lost

This Accident of Being Lost

Songs and Stories

Book - 2017
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"A knife-sharp new collection about getting lost from award-winning Nishnaabeg storyteller and writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. These visionary pieces build upon Simpson's powerful use of the fragment as a tool for intervention in her critically acclaimed collection Islands of Decolonial Love. Provocateur and poet, she continually rebirths a decolonized reality, one that circles in and out of time and resists dominant narratives or comfortable categorization. A crow watches over a deer addicted to road salt; Lake Ontario floods Toronto to remake the world while texting 'ARE THEY GETTING IT?'; lovers visit the last remaining corner of the boreal forest; three comrades guerrilla-tap maples in an upper middle-class neighbourhood; and Kwe gets her firearms license in rural Ontario. Blending elements of Nishnaabeg storytelling, science fiction, contemporary realism, and the lyric voice, This Accident of Being Lost burns with a quiet intensity, like a campfire in your backyard, challenging you to reconsider the world you thought you knew."--Amazon.com.
Publisher: [Toronto] : House of Anansi Press, 2017
ISBN: 9781487001278
1487001274
9781487002923
1487002920
Characteristics: 123 pages ; 22 cm

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