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Born With A Tooth Paperback – Mar 26 2003

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Cormorant Books; 1st Edition edition (March 26 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1896951295
  • ISBN-13: 978-1896951294
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.2 x 21.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 399 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,515,029 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“A debut with impressive bite.” - The Globe and Mail

“There are lyrical moments which possess an eerie power – especially where Boyden writes about the northern landscape and the human relationship to it.” - The Independent --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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"With Irish and Ojibwa blood in his veins, and a history of summers and teaching residencies on reservations with names like Christian Island, Kashechewan and Attawapiskat, Boyden writes with striking authority from a place poised between native pain and white indifference. If you've ever speed-walked past a raven-haired drunk on a city sidewalk and felt the paleface's burden of pity and repulsion, this is a book to carry you beyond such fleeting emotion." The Globe and Mail

Nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize in 1997, Joseph Boyden now delivers a collection of delightful, improbable tales and cautionary fables that the Quill & Quire calls "emotionally forthright and complex." Boyden has created worlds that confound accepted perception and prejudices. Worlds in which the town nerd learns how to literally escape his own ugly skin, and a young girl befriends and falls in love with a starving timber wolf. Worlds that are immediate and moving.

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I loved every story. After reading Three Day Road I went looking for other things he'd written and was so happy I stumbled upon Born With a Tooth. The characters drew me in and taught me lessons about life I had yet to learn. This was a warm invitation to experience native culture and the freezing terrain that defines it, through the charming mind of Joseph Boyden. For a person who is afraid of animals, I felt I understood the actions of the girl in one story who falls in love with a savage wolf who contentedly eats bread crumbs from her outstretched hand, like a domestic animal. The settings proved to be a beautiful destination, not a cold, brutal climate.
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I agree, I couldn't put it down. I tore through it like a ravenous wolf on a moose carcass. I cried my heart out when the boy's knee hit the wrestler. Born with a Tooth was the third of Boyden's books I read in succession. He is my new favorite Canadian author.
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Joseph Boyden is undoubtedly one of the great writers in Canada today. Loved Three Day Road and I was hooked on his writing after that. Born With A Tooth takes you there . My husband lived in Moose Factory and recognized immediately.
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There are two types of books for me: ones I love and rush through as though I'm word starved and others. This is of the former.
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These are stories that need to be heard and can teach a lot about what has shaped and has been stolen from this generation of Canada 's First Nations.
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