The Marrow ThievesBook - 2017 | First edition.
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Dystopian novel about the flight and survival of Indigenous people who are hunted for their bone marrow. [Also available as an eBook and eAudiobook.]
“In her bestselling book The Marrow Thieves, Cherie Dimaline used the real history of residential schools to create a terrifying post-apocalyptic world where Indigenous children are hunted and harvested for their bone marrow.” - Alicia Elliott
Marrow Thieves is the book I wish I'd written - it's magical and powerful, poignant and joyful.
EPLPicks Nov 07, 2017
The Marrow Thieves won in the Young People's Literature - Text category. The peer assessment committee for the awards explained: "The Marrow Thieves is speculative fiction with a chilling immediacy. Its unflinching narrative resonates in our disturbing times. Cherie Dimaline’s exceptional wr... Read More »
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Fifteen-year-old Frenchie is a survivor, the last remaining member of his family after seeing his brother snatched by the government. In a near-future where the world is falling apart thanks to the results of global warming, society is also plagued by a new problem. People have forgotten how to dream, and this dreamlessness is slowly driving them mad. Only the Indigenous population retains the ability to dream, and it is their bone marrow that seems to hold the key to why they have not succumbed to this new plague. As the madness spreads, the government takes a page from history, and begins herding the remaining First Nations people into facilities modeled on residential schools, where their marrow is harvested at the cost of their lives. The few who remain free push northward into the wilderness, trying outrun the reach of the government. But a confrontation with the Recruiters is inevitable, and one day there will be nowhere left to run.
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