Moon of the Crusted Snow Moon of the Crusted Snow

Moon of the Crusted Snow

A Novel

    • 4.2 • 149 Ratings
    • $9.99
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Publisher Description

2023 Canada Reads Longlist Selection

National Bestseller

Winner of the 2019 OLA Forest of Reading Evergreen Award

Shortlisted for the 2019 John W. Campbell Memorial Award

Shortlisted for the 2019/20 First Nation Communities READ Indigenous Literature Award

2020 Burlington Library Selection; 2020 Hamilton Reads One Book One Community Selection; 2020 Region of Waterloo One Book One Community Selection; 2019 Ontario Library Association Ontario Together We Read Program Selection; 2019 Women’s National Book Association’s Great Group Reads; 2019 Amnesty International Book Club Pick

January 2020 Reddit r/bookclub pick of the month

“This slow-burning thriller is also a powerful story of survival and will leave readers breathless.” — Publishers Weekly

“Rice seamlessly injects Anishinaabe language into the dialogue and creates a beautiful rendering of the natural world … This title will appeal to fans of literary science-fiction akin to Cormac McCarthy as well as to readers looking for a fresh voice in indigenous fiction.” — Booklist


A daring post-apocalyptic novel from a powerful rising literary voice

With winter looming, a small northern Anishinaabe community goes dark. Cut off, people become passive and confused. Panic builds as the food supply dwindles. While the band council and a pocket of community members struggle to maintain order, an unexpected visitor arrives, escaping the crumbling society to the south. Soon after, others follow.

The community leadership loses its grip on power as the visitors manipulate the tired and hungry to take control of the reserve. Tensions rise and, as the months pass, so does the death toll due to sickness and despair. Frustrated by the building chaos, a group of young friends and their families turn to the land and Anishinaabe tradition in hopes of helping their community thrive again. Guided through the chaos by an unlikely leader named Evan Whitesky, they endeavor to restore order while grappling with a grave decision.

Blending action and allegory, Moon of the Crusted Snow upends our expectations. Out of catastrophe comes resilience. And as one society collapses, another is reborn.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2018
October 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
ECW Press
SELLER
ECW Press Ltd.
SIZE
1.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Shelley Lee ,

Atmospheric

Rice has mastered suspense. The tension increases with every word until the gruesome end. It is interesting readers never find out what happened in the South but the point is that it doesn’t matter. To these characters that is not their world. My only criticism is the character of Scott is stereotypical and flat. His only purpose is to provide conflict but this could have been a story of survival and been more realistic for it.

words for everyone ,

Interesting read!

I enjoyed this book. It was an interesting and informative read. A good page turner of a story, with a pretty plausible story line.

FufuThunderRodent ,

Amazing

Totally immersive. Coming out of the book, I would look around to find myself safe and home. Definitely adding Waub to my must buy author list.

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