Three Day Road

Download or Read eBook Three Day Road PDF written by Joseph Boyden and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2006-04-25 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Three Day Road

Book Synopsis Three Day Road by : Joseph Boyden

Set in Canada and the battlefields of France and Belgium, Three-Day Road is a mesmerizing novel told through the eyes of Niska—a Canadian Oji-Cree woman living off the land who is the last of a line of healers and diviners—and her nephew Xavier. At the urging of his friend Elijah, a Cree boy raised in reserve schools, Xavier joins the war effort. Shipped off to Europe when they are nineteen, the boys are marginalized from the Canadian soldiers not only by their native appearance but also by the fine marksmanship that years of hunting in the bush has taught them. Both become snipers renowned for their uncanny accuracy. But while Xavier struggles to understand the purpose of the war and to come to terms with his conscience for the many lives he has ended, Elijah becomes obsessed with killing, taking great risks to become the most accomplished sniper in the army. Eventually the harrowing and bloody truth of war takes its toll on the two friends in different, profound ways. Intertwined with this account is the story of Niska, who herself has borne witness to a lifetime of death—the death of her people. In part inspired by the legend of Francis Pegahmagabow, the great Indian sniper of World War I, Three-Day Road is an impeccably researched and beautifully written story that offers a searing reminder about the cost of war.

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  • Publisher – Penguin
  • Total Pages – 368
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781101078174
  • ISBN-13 – 1101078170

Three Day Road

Download or Read eBook Three Day Road PDF written by Joseph Boyden and published by Penguin Books Canada. This book was released on 2005 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Three Day Road

Book Synopsis Three Day Road by : Joseph Boyden

" ... It is 1919 and Niska, an Oji-Cree medicine woman, has left her home in the bush of northern Ontario to recieve Xavier Bird, her only relation who has returned from the trenches of Europe. Gravely wounded and addicted to morphine, Xavier recounts how he and his best friend, Elijah Whiskeyjack, prowled the battlefields as snipers of enormous skill and how the circumstances of their deadly craft led them to very different fates. Told with unblinking focus, this is a stunning tale of brutality, survival, and rebirth that marks the arrival of a prodigious new talent." From the bookjacket.

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  • ISBN-10 – 0670063622
  • ISBN-13 – 9780670063628

Three Day Road

Download or Read eBook Three Day Road PDF written by Joseph Boyden and published by Penguin Books. This book was released on 2006-04-25 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Three Day Road

Book Synopsis Three Day Road by : Joseph Boyden

Set in Canada and the battlefields of France and Belgium, Three-Day Road is a mesmerizing novel told through the eyes of Niska—a Canadian Oji-Cree woman living off the land who is the last of a line of healers and diviners—and her nephew Xavier. At the urging of his friend Elijah, a Cree boy raised in reserve schools, Xavier joins the war effort. Shipped off to Europe when they are nineteen, the boys are marginalized from the Canadian soldiers not only by their native appearance but also by the fine marksmanship that years of hunting in the bush has taught them. Both become snipers renowned for their uncanny accuracy. But while Xavier struggles to understand the purpose of the war and to come to terms with his conscience for the many lives he has ended, Elijah becomes obsessed with killing, taking great risks to become the most accomplished sniper in the army. Eventually the harrowing and bloody truth of war takes its toll on the two friends in different, profound ways. Intertwined with this account is the story of Niska, who herself has borne witness to a lifetime of death—the death of her people. In part inspired by the legend of Francis Pegahmagabow, the great Indian sniper of World War I, Three-Day Road is an impeccably researched and beautifully written story that offers a searing reminder about the cost of war.

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  • Publisher – Penguin Books
  • Total Pages – 0
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  • ISBN-10 – 0143037072
  • ISBN-13 – 9780143037071

Summarized and Analyzed: Three Day Road

Download or Read eBook Summarized and Analyzed: Three Day Road PDF written by Student World and published by . This book was released on 2017-06-16 with total page 86 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Summarized and Analyzed: Three Day Road

Book Synopsis Summarized and Analyzed: Three Day Road by : Student World

Before telling about the novel, it is important to note that Joseph Boyden, the author of the present novel, had grown up listening to the war stories from his maternal grandfather and an uncle from his father's side. Both of these relatives had fought in the First World War and they had several stories to tell. The author's father was also a Second World War veteran, and he had many stories to tell his son. The present novel, according to the author, draws upon several family narratives.

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  • Total Pages – 86
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  • ISBN-10 – 1521518149
  • ISBN-13 – 9781521518144

Catching the Torch

Download or Read eBook Catching the Torch PDF written by Neta Gordon and published by Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. This book was released on 2014-03-25 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Catching the Torch

Book Synopsis Catching the Torch by : Neta Gordon

Catching the Torch examines contemporary novels and plays written about Canada's participation in World War I. Exploring such works as Jane Urquhart's The Underpainter and The Stone Carvers, Jack Hodgins's Broken Ground, Kevin Kerr's Unity (1918), Stephen Massicotte's Mary's Wedding, and Frances Itani's Deafening, the book considers how writers have dealt with the compelling myth that the Canadian nation was born in the trenches of the Great War. In contrast to British and European remembrances of WWI, which tend to regard it as a cataclysmic destroyer of innocence, or Australian myths that promote an ideal of outsize masculinity, physical bravery, and white superiority, contemporary Canadian texts conjure up notions of distinctively Canadian values: tolerance of ethnic difference, the ability to do one's duty without complaint or arrogance, and the inclination to show moral as well as physical courage. Paradoxically, Canadians are shown to decry the horrors of war while making use of its productive cultural effects. Through a close analysis of the way sacrifice, service, and the commemoration of war are represented in these literary works, Catching the Torch argues that iterations of a secure mythic notion of national identity, one that is articulated via the representation of straightforward civic and military participation, work to counter current anxieties about the stability of the nation-state, in particular anxieties about the failure of the ideal of a national "character."

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  • Publisher – Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Total Pages – 205
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781554589869
  • ISBN-13 – 155458986X