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The Resource The strangers : a novel, Katherena Vermette

The strangers : a novel, Katherena Vermette

Label
The strangers : a novel
Title
The strangers
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Katherena Vermette
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A staggering, award-winning intergenerational saga that explores how connected we are, even when we're no longer together-even when we're forced apart.Cedar has nearly forgotten what her family looks like. Phoenix has nearly forgotten how freedom feels. And Elsie has nearly given up hope. Nearly. These are the Strangers, each haunted in her own way.After time spent in foster homes, Cedar goes to live with her estranged father. Although she grapples with the pain of being separated from her mother, Elsie, and sister, Phoenix, she's hoping for a new chapter in her life, only to find herself once again in a strange house surrounded by strangers. From a youth detention centre, Phoenix gives birth to a baby she'll never get to raise and tries to forgive herself for all the harm she's caused (while wondering if she even should). Elsie, struggling with addiction and determined to turn her life around, is buoyed by the idea of being reunited with her daughters and strives to be someone they can depend on, unlike her own distant mother. Between flickering moments of warmth and support, the women diverge and reconnect, fighting to survive in a fractured system that pretends to offer success but expects them to fail. Facing the distinct blade of racism from those they trusted most, they urge one another to move through the darkness, all the while wondering if they'll ever emerge safely on the other side. The Strangers is a searing exploration of race, class, inherited trauma, and matrilineal bonds that-despite everything-refuse to be broken
Cataloging source
ANL:PDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vermette, Katherena
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Foster home care
  • Juvenile detention
  • Women drug addicts
  • Children of women drug addicts
  • Families
  • Intergenerational relations
  • Psychic trauma
  • Racism
  • Métis
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
The strangers : a novel, Katherena Vermette
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2021 by Penguin Random House Canada
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000070530557
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780702265761
Lccn
jb2022020052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1303212889
Label
The strangers : a novel, Katherena Vermette
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2021 by Penguin Random House Canada
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000070530557
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780702265761
Lccn
jb2022020052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1303212889

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