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Waubgeshig Rice

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Verk av Waubgeshig Rice

Moon of the Crusted Snow (2018) 793 exemplar
Moon of the Turning Leaves (2023) 111 exemplar
Midnight Sweatlodge (2011) 26 exemplar
Legacy (2014) 24 exemplar

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Wasauksing First Nation
Land (för karta)
Wasauksing, Canada
Sudbury, Canada
Ryerson University (Journalism)
journalist (CBC News)
Priser och utmärkelser
Independent Publishers Book Award (2012)
Anishinabek Nation’s Debwewin Citation for excellence in First Nation Storytelling (2014)
Denise Bukowski
Kort biografi
Waubgeshig Rice is an author and journalist from Wasauksing First Nation.
He's written four books, most notably the bestselling novel Moon of the Crusted Snow, published in 2018.
He graduated from the journalism program at Toronto Metropolitan University in 2002, and spent most of his journalism career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a video journalist and radio host.
He left CBC in 2020 to focus on his literary career.
His forthcoming novel, Moon of the Turning Leaves, will be published in October 2023.
In addition to his writing endeavours, Waubgeshig is an eclectic public speaker, delivering keynote addresses and workshops, engaging in interviews, and contributing to various panels at literary festivals and conferences.
He speaks on creative writing and oral storytelling, contemporary Anishinaabe culture and matters, Indigenous representation in arts and media, and more.
He lives in Sudbury, Ontario with his wife and three sons.



The book begins with a beginning - the birth of a baby girl - in a beautifully written prologue! And it ends with an ending - a death - also beautifully written! And all together, an excellent sequel!

The power is still out, with no explanation - still. 6 from the tribe are chosen to find out what happened, and they journey out to find some answers. The first half of the story is about their journey, and though that may look boring, it really isn't. And when they start meeting up with other survivors, the story really picks up!

Unfortunately the Trumpsters have also survived, only now they are calling themselves the Disciples. Avoiding them, while finding a new place to settle is the major challenge the walkers face. Well, that, and just staying alive in general! I really enjoyed reading this book, and was genuinely saddened when I finished.
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Stahl-Ricco | 5 andra recensioner | Apr 2, 2024 |
Twelve years after their small community abandoned their homes and trekked further from civilization to avoid the post-apocalyptic societal chaos, a small group of six Anishinaabe, led by Nangohns' father Evan, make a bold but risky decision to venture south once again to seek out their ancestral lands.

Rice's writing is beautiful. I immediately felt immersed in and found myself savoring the suspenseful narrative. I loved the glimpses into Aniishinabe culture and appreciated how Rice incorporated the language in such a way that assumed an intelligent reader would infer meaning from context. Great sequel!… (mer)
ryner | 5 andra recensioner | Apr 2, 2024 |
No one worries when the cell service and then the electricity goes out in the small Anishinaabe reservation in the North, but when no communication reaches them for days it becomes clear something apocalyptic has happened. How the community responds is at the heart of Waubgeshig Rice’s Moon of the Crusted Snow — part dystopian novel and part allegory for the treatment of the First Nations. What makes this book chilling is the believability of the situation, but plot holes and uneven writing leave it lacking slightly.… (mer)
Hccpsk | 60 andra recensioner | Mar 9, 2024 |
In the wake of a mysterious catastrophic event, an isolated Anishinaabe community seems to be much better prepared than the people down south. For them, being left to survive on their own is not something new.

However, soon the refugees from the south will find their way up north. How are the Elders going to react? Can they work together to make it through the winter?

This was a quick and atmospheric read. The plot was interesting, if slow at times.
I loved reading about the way of life of this community, especially the dialogues between the Elders and the main character. This aspect of the book was the best part for me.

The novel is written in very plain language which came across as both a strength and a weakness. The atmosphere was good throughout the novel and very evocative of the title.

However, there were multiple issues with the writing style. I felt some parts were forced on the reader and we keep being told the obvious, which I really disliked.
With books like this, it is clear that the author tries to showcase a culture as well as tell a story. But, often this was done in a way where certain descriptions felt redundant as they didn't add anything to the plot or character development. Characters felt shallow and there was not much development. Even though there are a lot of things happening, we can barely tell by the way characters behave.

The thing I really disliked was the final conflict which was pushed to the extreme. Clearly, the whole setup is an allegory for the complex relationship between the First Nations and the colonial conquerors, but it felt heavy-handed which tilted the balance of an otherwise quiet book. But, judging by all the positive reviews, it struck a chord with the audience.

It seems like there's a sequel in the making. I will definitely pick it up when it comes out simply because I want to see what is left to be said about this story.
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ZeljanaMaricFerli | 60 andra recensioner | Mar 4, 2024 |



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