ACHUKA Book of the Day 31 Mar 2021
“The plot weaves, ducks and dives, but always convincingly and always a mixture of the beliefs and customs of the Ojibwe and of white American culture.” BfK 5 STAR review
“A suspenseful tale filled with Ojibwe knowledge, hockey, and the politics of status.” KIRKUS
“This fat, satisfying novel ably conveys a sense of place and nuanced, complex feeling; it’s both an interrogation of racist misogyny and a swift-paced, compelling thriller.” GUARDIAN
Soon to be a Netflix series
Keep the Secret. Live the Lie. Earn your Truth. Eighteen-year-old Daunis’s mixed heritage has always made her feel like an outsider, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. When she witnesses a shocking murder, she reluctantly agrees to be part of a covert FBI operation into a series of drug-related deaths. But the deceptions – and deaths – keep piling up and soon the threat strikes too close to home. Now Daunis must decide what it means to be a strong Anishinaabe kwe (Ojibwe woman) and how far she’ll go to protect her community, even if it tears apart the only world she’s ever known.
The fabulous jacket design is by Moses Lunham, an artist from the Anishinabek (Ojibway/Chippewa) Nation.