About this title:
Almost a decade after its original publication, award winner and Governor General Literary Award nominee Joseph Boyden's classic book of short stories is finally being reissued. Born With A Tooth, Boyden's debut work of fiction, is a collection of thirteen beautifully written stories about aboriginal life in Ontario. They are stories of love, unexpected triumph, and a passionate belief in dreams. They are also stories of anger and longing, of struggling to adapt, of searching but remaining unfulfilled. The collection includes 'Bearwalker', a story that introduces a character who appears again in Boyden's novel Three Day Road. By taking on a new voice in each story, Joseph Boyden explores aboriginal stereotypes and traditions in a most unexpected way. Whether told by a woman trying to forget her past or by a drunken man trying to preserve his culture, each story paints an unforgettable and varied image of modern aboriginal culture in Ontario. An extraordinary first book, Born With A Tooth reveals why Joseph Boyden is a writer worth reading.
About the Author:
Joseph Boyden is a Canadian author who spends his time between Northern Ontario and Louisiana. He has an Honours BA in humanities and creative writing from York University and he received his MFA with distinction from the University of New Orleans. His story 'Painted Tongue' won first place at the Gulf Coast Writers' Conference. His novel Three Day Road won the 2005 Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the 2006 Libris Fiction Book of the Year Award, and was nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction and for the Books in Canada First Novel Award.g.
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