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The red canoe / Wayne Johnson.


"Buck, government name Michael Fineday, Ojibwe name Miskwa' doden (Red Deer) is on the brink of suicide. He has just been served divorce papers by his wife Naomi, who is fed up with his savior complex and the danger it often attracts to their door. Living on the border of Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community reservation, Buck makes a living as a boatbuilder and carpenter. He spends his days alone, trying to win the trust of a feral cat ... until a semi-feral girl shows up, fascinated by the canoe Buck is building. Lucy, Ojibwe name Gage' bineh, (Everlasting Bird), lives in a trailer alone with her father, a local policeman struggling with PTSD which is compounded by the loss of Lucy's mother. Just barely fifteen she has lived with a lifetime of abuse, while knowing that if she ever spoke out, her father would bear the consequences. Buck senses Lucy is in trouble and doesn't hesitate to come to her defense. On the foundation of their shared Ojibwe heritage, they trace Lucy's abuse to a ring that extends farther than either of them ever imagined, while building a bond even sturdier than Buck's canoe" -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781951709723
  • ISBN: 1951709721
  • Physical Description: 336 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: Aberdeen, NJ : Agora Books, an imprint of Polis Books, LLC, 2022.
Subject: Ojibwa Indians > Fiction.
Mdewakanton Indians > Minnesota > Shakopee > Fiction.
Depressed persons > Fiction.
Abused teenagers > Fiction.
Police > Fiction.
Indians of North America > Fiction.
Ojibwa (Indiens) > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Abused teenagers.
Depressed persons.
Indians of North America.
Mdewakanton Indians.
Ojibwa Indians.
Minnesota > Fiction.
Minnesota > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Minnesota > Shakopee.
Genre: Fictional Work.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Thrillers (Fiction)

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