Celia's Song by Lee MaracleCelia's Song by Lee Maracle

Celia's Song

byLee Maracle

Paperback | October 1, 2014

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Mink is a witness, a shape shifter, compelled to follow the story that has ensnared Celia and her village, on the West coast of Vancouver Island in Nu:Chahlnuth territory. Celia is a seer who - despite being convinced she's a little "off" - must heal her village with the assistance of her sister, her mother and father, and her nephews. While mink is visiting, a double-headed sea serpent falls off the house front during a fierce storm. The old snake, ostracized from the village decades earlier, has left his terrible influence on Amos, a residential school survivor. The occurrence signals the unfolding of an ordeal that pulls Celia out of her reveries and into the tragedy of her cousin's granddaughter. Each one of Celia's family becomes involved in creating a greater solution than merely attending to her cousin's granddaughter. Celia's Song relates one Nu:Chahlnuth family's harrowing experiences over several generations, after the brutality, interference, and neglect resulting from contact with Europeans.
Title:Celia's SongFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:280 pages, 8.46 × 5.53 × 0.67 inShipping dimensions:8.46 × 5.53 × 0.67 inPublished:October 1, 2014Publisher:Cormorant BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1770864164

ISBN - 13:9781770864160

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Utterly Breathtaking This is by far the best novel I have read in years. Maracle presents a stunning form of Magic Realism, drawing on a range of traditions. Despite the presence of magic, Maracle does not shy away from the horrors or joys of life. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Celia's Song If you like Joseph Boyden, Thomas King, or Richard Wagamese you will love Celia's song. A powerful story that will hold your interest to the last word. Lee Marcle has a remarkable insight into the Indian culture as it tries to deal with the 21st century.
Date published: 2016-07-15