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Krow Fischer

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Women's stories/

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Reviewed: 2020-02-19

This was interesting to listen to, so rarely do writers tackle women's sexuality in this misogynist culture.
It was hard, to be honest, to listen to their stories, the persecution they experienced, the heartbreak of male dominance and female submissiveness, which I see as a direct result of the European colonial Imperialist system which spread with the Roman Empire banishing all rights of women.
Here in North America, it seems the same old Patriarchal oppression of women is so ingrained we do not even recognize it's pathology.
Women of European descent are so imprinted with the terror of generations of sexual denial and suppression.
It is amazing any women from European lineage can have a healthy sexual relationship or sexual power.
It's heartbreaking to hear their stories, and I can't help but imagine what their lives would be like in a healthy society.
The way it could be.

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Brilliant

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Reviewed: 2020-02-07

I want to read a history of women in other cultures as well! A series for each country! So good.

Got me with the title..

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Reviewed: 2019-10-27

And kept me enthralled throughout. The characters were real; complex like humans are, and by the end of the story they were friends that I cared about. What is right or wrong, what is healable or forgivable, these questions of humanity are gently strummed, calling us into a story of sisters, and love.

As funny and insightful as he is himself.

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Reviewed: 2019-08-18

Interesting and thought provoking story of TN's early years, he takes us on his life journey through a society most of us know little about. At times sad, at times angry, he punctuates the tough emotions with his well honed wit and humour, making us laugh when we should cry.

Must read/listen for Canadians & other humans

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Reviewed: 2019-08-18

Raw and real, Ms. Vermettes words swept me into the lives of the family and held me in their passion and strength until the end. So many layers of truth and wisdom are interwoven, so much honesty in the characters, so real and alive I have images in my mind of each personality introduced as If I have known them a long time. The author dares to shake societal assumptions with twists and turns that lay bare the bones and flesh of our true humanity in Canadian society. The imprints of trauma and the fierce love that tries so hard to make space for healing, even if it takes generations, are heart wrenchingly portrayed in this novel of strength, resilience and family.

A Canadian classic

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Reviewed: 2019-08-18

This is a story of Canada. Of history and how it weaves our intertwined lives today. it is a story of confusion and sorting out, a careful unpacking of the effects of colonization. It is anger. it is regret. It is hope. It is a story Canadians need to read so they now who they are.

One of the most interesting books I have heard.

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Reviewed: 2019-05-04

I love her writing. I love her ideas, her turns of phrase, her characters, her insights and her utter brilliance in her craft. This book of hers was deep, reflective, funny, interesting and shines a light on the cycles of insanity our collective societies can descend into. A real glimpse at where we are in North America and a reminder that we have been here before, just as irrational, just as hateful and just as illogically dangerous as a society. I can't stop thinking about this story. The characters are friends.

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I stayed up half the night!

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Reviewed: 2019-05-01

I could not stop listening to this story. It was beautiful, heart wrenching, intriguing and the characters were intricate and expressive. I loved the layered plots that unfolded like a great who done it, Leaving you searching for clues and trying to figure out what happened until the very end. A beautiful love story, a murder mystery, and a triumph all rolled into one great novel. I will be looking for more stories from this author.

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Beautiful

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Reviewed: 2019-04-23

Takes me back to the north where I grew up, the stories, the becoming human in a good way teachings are gently and gorgeously articulated. Loved the characters. I want to listen to it again.

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Say on the car and was late too often bc I could not stop listening!

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Reviewed: 2019-04-15

I was captivated with the characters and the storyline. Such a good tale of adventure, majic and intrigue that I could not wait to have stolen listening moments, so I stole them myself!