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The accident of being lost : songs and stories / Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.

The accident of being lost : songs and stories

Simpson, Leanne, 1971- author. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781487001278
  • ISBN: 1487001274
  • ISBN: 9781487002923
  • ISBN: 1487002920
  • Physical Description: 123 pages, 1 unnumbered page : portrait ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : House of Anansi Press, 2017.

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"This Accident of Being Lost is the knife-sharp new collection of stories and songs from award-winning Nishnaabeg storyteller and writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. These visionary pieces build upon Simpson's powerful use of the fragment as a tool for intervention in her critically acclaimed collection Islands of Decolonial Love. Provocateur and poet, she continually rebirths a decolonized reality, one that circles in and out of time and resists dominant narratives or comfortable categorization. A crow watches over a deer addicted to road salt; Lake Ontario floods Toronto to remake the world while texting "ARE THEY GETTING IT?"; lovers visit the last remaining corner of the boreal forest; three comrades guerrilla-tap maples in an upper middle-class neighbourhood; and Kwe gets her firearms license in rural Ontario. Blending elements of Nishnaabeg storytelling, science fiction, contemporary realism, and the lyric voice, This Accident of Being Lost burns with a quiet intensity, like a campfire in your backyard, challenging you to reconsider the world you thought you knew."
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Issued also in electronic format.
Subject: Songs > Texts.
Canadian poetry > 21st century.
Canadian literature > 21st century.

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