Waiting for the Long Night Moon

Stories

by Amanda Peters

On Sale: 08/13/2024

Waiting for the Long Night Moon

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Waiting for the Long Night Moon

Stories

by Amanda Peters

On Sale: 08/13/2024

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About the Book

In her debut collection of short fiction, Amanda Peters describes the Indigenous experience from an astonishingly wide spectrum in time and place—from contact with the first European settlers, to the forced removal of Indigenous children, to the present-day fight for the right to clean water.

In this intimate collection, Peters melds traditional storytelling with beautiful, spare prose to describe the dignity of the traditional way of life, the humiliations of systemic racism and the resilient power to endure. A young man returns from residential school only to realize he can no longer communicate with his own parents. A young woman finds purpose and healing on the front lines as a water protector. An old man remembers his life as he patiently waits for death. And a young girl nervously dances in her first Mawi'omi. The collection also includes the story “The Berry Pickers," which inspired Peters' critically acclaimed novel of the same name, as well as the Indigenous Voices Award–nominated story “Pejipug (Winter Arrives)."

At times sad, sometimes disturbing but always redemptive, the stories in Waiting for the Long Night Moon will remind you that where there is grief there is also joy, where there is trauma there is resilience and, most importantly, there is power.

Critical Praise

“Amanda Peters masterfully takes on complex and challenging subjects such as grief, loss, love, rage and resistance with a range of confident prose, from the subtle and understated to the poetic and resonant." — Michelle Good, author of Five Little Indians

“A sharp and compassionate collection that navigates the topographies of loss and resistance, never losing sight of how the land returns our senses, and heals.” — Carleigh Baker, author of Last Woman

“Amanda Peters establishes herself as an essential new voice in Canadian Literature.”   — Alexander MacLeod, author of Animal Person

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443468220
  • ISBN 10: 1443468223
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 08/13/2024
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Native American & Aboriginal
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / General

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