Just Pretending by Lisa Bird-wilsonJust Pretending by Lisa Bird-wilson

Just Pretending

byLisa Bird-wilson

Paperback | April 1, 2013

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ONE BOOK ONE PROVINCE SELECTION 2019Shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary AwardWinner of these 2014 Saskatchewan Book Awards: University of Regina Book of the Year; SaskPower Fiction Award; Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Aboriginal Peoples' Writing Award; First Nations University of Canada Aboriginal Peoples' Publishing AwardA powerful short story collection from Cree-Métis author Lisa Bird Wilson.A nitanis (daughter) invents the mother she never knew. A fourteen-year-old girl struggles to come to terms with her feelings of abandonment. A young man struggles with his Mooshum's imprisonment in a damaged body and what it means for his own Métis identity. A department store clerk falls for a homeless man who woos her with Heart of Darkness .At the centre of these stories are notions of identity and belonging, and the complex relationships between children and parents, both those who are real and those who are just pretending.
Lisa Bird-Wilson is a Cree-Metis writer from Saskatchewan whose writing has appeared in a number of literary magazines and anthologies, including Grain, Prairie Fire, The Dalhousie Review, Geist, kimiwan, Cîhcêwêsin and Best Canadian Essays . She is the author of the novel Just Pretending and her debut poetry collection, The...
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Title:Just PretendingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 8.29 × 5.63 × 0.56 inPublished:April 1, 2013Publisher:Coteau BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1550505467

ISBN - 13:9781550505467

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"Bird-Wilson brilliantly exposes the Metis experience in a way that's both critical and loving, but she also universalizes the struggles of her characters across race, gender and age? Lisa Bird-Wilson is a talented writer whose stories are deep and difficult, darkly amusing and always touching. Just Pretending is a collection that is not to be missed." - PRISM Magazine