Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden (Read 17 times)
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Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
Jun 22nd, 2022 at 11:06am
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This is the tale of two young Ojibwe/Cree men sent off into the nastiness of World War 1 with a Canadian Rifle Regiment.  They served as snipers due to their prowess as hunters and sharpshooters.  It recounts the return of one of these men, shattered physically and spiritually by war, trying to make sense of his experience while his elderly aunt - his only remaining relative - paddles him to their home in the remote bush just south of Hudson Bay. 

I'm only partway through the book, as yet, but I'm finding it thoroughly engaging.  It depicts, in vivid detail, both the horrors of WW1 AND the vanishing lifestyle of Native peoples in the northern wilds during the decades preceding that global conflict. I am finding it to be both a fascinating perspective on the conflict and a poignant account of the challenges war to the human spirit.

I think fans of military history and, especially, folks interested in First Nation cultures will enjoy this book.  See: (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links)   Highly recommended!

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