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By Rudy Wiebe

ISBN-10: 0307367142

ISBN-13: 9780307367143

A Discovery of Strangers tells of the assembly of 2 civilizations – the 1st stumble upon of the nomadic Dene individuals with Europeans – in an inventive reconstruction of John Franklin’s first map-making excursion in 1819—21 in what's now the Northwest Territories. on the center of the radical is a love tale among twenty-two-year-old midshipman Robert Hood, the Franklin expedition’s artist, and a fifteen-year-old Yellowknife lady identified to the British as Greenstockings. a countrywide bestseller, released additionally in Germany and China, Wiebe’s first novel in 11 years and his 12th paintings of fiction received him his moment Governor General’s Award for Fiction on the age of sixty, over powerful festival from Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro.

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Often it seems to her that men’s hands are fit only to clutch knives, to claw at clubs and lances, to strip hide or flesh from dead bones, to knot into fists, perhaps — now — to grope and jerk at triggers. Broadface’s left hand has become two strips of talon, the rest torn away when the gun a trader was teaching him how to shoot exploded. What can a person fondle with such a split stick for a hand, even if he’s strong enough to carry a grizzly? No woman weighs as much as a bear anyway, nor needs such force if she wants to be lifted, or entered.

First published in Canada by Alfred A. Knopf Canada in 1994. Distributed by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto. Canadian Cataloguing in Publication Data Wiebe, Rudy, 1934– A discovery of strangers eISBN: 978-0-307-36714-3 1. Indians of North America - First contact with Europeans - Fiction. 2. Franklin, John, Sir, 1786 - 1847 - Fiction. 3. Arctic regions - Discovery and exploration - British - Fiction. 4. Northwest Passage - Fiction. I. Title. 1 Strangely I heard a stranger say, I am with you.

Against the great lake Greenstockings sees that young White like a slender, wind-broken tree, walking. Keskarrah continues to chew the smoked meat he has thrust into his mouth. ” Keskarrah says, chewing thoughtfully. He can still speak calmly, then. “I saw White Walker’s skin long ago, and considered it a long time. It looks sodden like that, like a body coming up without blood after twelve days under water and the fish leaving it alone. But up close it’s hard, almost like ours. ” “It is skin…” Birdseye agrees, but hesitant.

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