Fiction. Native American Studies. Women's Studies. THE NARROWS OF FEAR (WAPAWIKOSCIKANIK) navigates the unsettling, but necessary. When love of, and respect for, culture goes awry, it is our Indigenous women who bring us back to what is important. This novel is an interweaving of stories centred on a range of characters, both male and female, though the women, for the most part, are the healers. Though several were abused both in their own community and in residential schools, these women are smart and loving and committed to helping one another. They eagerly learn to celebrate their culture, its stories, its dancing, its drums, and its elders. Principal of these elders is Nina, the advisor at the women's shelter. With the help of Sandy and Charlene, both of whom are educated and courageous, overcoming losses of their own, Nina uses Indigenous practices to heal the traumatized Mary Ann. This is a very powerful novel—sometimes brutally violent, sometimes healing, sometimes mythical, and always deeply respectful of the Aboriginal culture at its heart.
Carol Rose GoldenEagle is Cree and Dene with roots in Sandy Bay, northern Saskatchewan. She was recently named Saskatchewan's Poet Laureate (2021-2023). Carol is author of the award-winning novels, Bearskin Diary and THE NARROWS OF FEAR (WAPAWIKOSCIKANIK) (Inanna Publications, 2020). HIRAETH (Inanna Publications, 2018), Carol's debut book of poetry, was shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Book Award in 2019. Her second novel, Bone Black, was released in the fall of 2019, and was shortlisted for both the Rasmussen & Co. Indigenous Peoples' Writing Book Award (2020) and Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Book Award (2020). ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS (Inanna Publications, 2021) is Carol's second poetry collection. As a visual artist, Carol's work has been exhibited in art galleries across Saskatchewan and Northern Canada. As a musician, a CD of women's drum songs, in which Carol is featured, was recently nominated for a Prairie Music Award. Before pursuing her art on a full-time basis, Carol worked as a journalist for more than 30 years in television and radio at APTN, CTV, and CBC. She lives in Regina Beach, Saskatchewan.Author City: REGINA, SK CAN