WINNER OF THE LIBRIS AWARD -- FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR
In the wilds of seventeenth-century Canada, the lives of a Jesuit missionary, a young Iroquois girl, and a great warrior and elder statesman of the Huron Nation become entwined. The Huron have battled the Iroquois for generations, but now both tribes face a new, more dangerous threat from another land.
Uneasy alliances are made and unmade, cultures and beliefs clash in the face of precipitous change, and not everyone will survive the march of history in Joseph Boyden's magisterial novel. A story of blood and hope, suspicion and trust, hatred and love, "The Orenda" is a saga nearly four hundred years old--and a timeless work of literature.
About the Author
Joseph Boyden is a member of the Ontario Woodland Metis. His first collection of stories, Born With A Tooth, was shortlisted for the Upper Canada Writers' Craft Award and has been published in Canada and France. His debut novel, Three Day Road, is an international bestseller and has been published in thirteen languages. The first novel to be translated into Cree, it has received numerous awards in Canada and abroad, including the Roger's Writers' Trust Prize. Joseph splits his time between New Orleans and Northern Ontario. He currently shares the position of writer-in-residence at the University of New Orleans with his wife, novelist Amanda Boyden.