Raft Baby

September 15, 2020|
Raft Baby by Bonnie Dunlop
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A sprawling historical novel set in the Peace River country in the early 1900’s, a period and a place that tested the mettle of all who came there. The novel is complex and layered, with multiple narrators, and interwoven stories. Its main story, though, is the mystical tale of a young girl straddling two worlds in ways she is not always aware of, with elements of love, sacrifice, greed, envy, heartbreaking sorrow, and unexpected twists in plot. The novel is set mostly in the past and chronicled through various voices that tell the Raft Baby’s amazing journey. We also hear directly from the Raft Baby herself, both at the beginning of the novel and at the end. Her voice is vital, true and clear and it validates the novel’s history and circumstances in the gentlest of ways.

Dunlop is at home in several genres — fiction, poetry and memoir. She is the author of two short story collections, The Beauty Box, winner of the Saskatchewan First Book Award (2004), and Carnival Glass (2008) which was also nominated for a SBA. Dunlop lives under the endless skies of Swift Current Saskatchewan, but shares an af...
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Title:Raft Baby
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:256 pages, 8.4 X 5.4 X 1.1 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 8.4 X 5.4 X 1.1 in
Published:September 15, 2020
Publisher:Thistledown Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781771872027

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