THREE DAY ROAD – Novel by Joseph Boyden

7Many people loves to read. Our proposal call any web-traveler to sit into Meeting Benches to share written emotions, observing new creative horizons. Readers enjoy the arts and improve their imagination. Reading makes you smarter, it improves your memory to discover and create yourself. In his book (How to Read and Why), Harold Bloom says that we should read slowly, with love and with our inner ear cocked. By reading a written description, your mind is responsible for creating that image in your head, and the worlds described in books will help you expand your understanding, even while you travel in Canada.boyden-1-1

Of Scottish, Irish, and Anishinaabe heritage, he writes about First Nations heritage and culture. The focus of his writing career, has been the historical and contemporary experience of peoples of northern Ontario. His work recounts the perils of poverty, drug and alcohol abuse both on and off reservation. Joseph Boyden is a Canadian novelist and his first novel – Three Day Road, a novel about two Cree soldiers serving in the Canadian military during World War I – won the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award. His second novel, Through Black Spruce, won the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize. He grew up in Ontario and attended the Jesuit-run Brebeuf College School, he experienced depression in his teenage years. He studied creative writing at York University and the University of New Orleans. He divides his time between Louisiana and Northern Ontario.boyden-2-1

Three day road > It is 1919, and Niska, the last Oji-Cree woman to live off the land, has received word that one of the two boys she saw off to the Great War has returned. Xavier Bird, her sole living relation, is gravely wounded and addicted to morphine. As Niska slowly paddles her canoe on the three-day journey to bring Xavier home, travelling through the stark but stunning landscape of Northern Ontario, their respective stories emerge, stories of Niska’s life among her kin and of Xavier’s horrifying experiences in the killing fields of Ypres and the Somme.


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