Joseph boyden

  • 1919. Nord de l'Ontario. Niska, une vieille Indienne, attend sur un quai de gare le retour d'Elijah, un soldat qui a survécu à la guerre. A sa grande surprise, l'homme qui descend du train est son neveu Xavier qu'elle croyait mort, ou plutôt son ombre, méconnaissable. Pendant trois jours, à bord du canoë qui les ramène chez eux, et tandis que sa tante essaie de le maintenir en vie, Xavier revit les heures sombres de son passé : l'engagement dans l'armée canadienne avec Elijah, son meilleur ami, et l'enfer des champs de bataille en France...

  • Au XVIIe siècle, dans les espaces sauvages du Canada, les voix d'un jeune jésuite français, d'un chef de guerre huron et d'une captive iroquoise tissent l'écheveau d'une fresque où se confrontent les traditions et les cultures. Trois personnages réunis par les circonstances, divisés par leur appartenance. Car chacun mène sa propre guerre : l'un pour convertir les Indiens au christianisme, les autres, bien qu'ennemis, pour chasser ces « Corbeaux » venus prêcher sur leur terre.
     « Un livre à la prose superbe, dont la teneur historique n'exclut aucune des questions contemporaines que sont la place du commerce, la prégnance de la foi ou la cohabitation des cultures. » Julien Bisson, Lire.



    « Joseph Boyden est l'une des plus belles voix de la littérature d'Amérique du Nord. » Bruno Corty, Le Figaro. Prix France-Canada.

  • Will, un ancien trappeur, est dans le coma après avoir été agressé ; c'est Annie, sa nièce, de retour d'un long voyage, qui veille sur lui, qui lui parle.
    Dans une communion silencieuse, ces deux êtres évoquent leurs douleurs les plus secrètes, celles de leur peuple, les Indiens Anishabe. De l'immensité sauvage des forêts canadiennes aux gratte-ciel de Manhattan, c'est le choc de deux mondes, de deux cultures, que décrit l'auteur. Ce roman saisissant, deuxième volet du triptyque inauguré par Le Chemin des âmes, a été couronné par le plus grand prix littéraire canadien, le Giller Prize.Un magnifique roman à deux voix, tout à la fois thriller et chant d'amour à un peuple maltraité par l'histoire et par l'homme blanc.
    Alexis Liebaert, Marianne.Si vous aimez Jim Harrison. vous aimerez Joseph Boyden. Clémentine Goldszal, Elle.En trois livres, le romancier canadien s'est imposé, à côté de Louise Erdrich ou de David Treuer, comme une des voix les singulières de la littérature d'Amérique du Nord. Christophe Mercier, Le Figaro littéraire.

  • 13 nouvelles qui mettent en scène, dans la région de la baie James et du nord de l'Ontario, l'amour d'une jeune femme pour un loup, le retour d'un groupe de rock féminin, la rédemption tragique d'un sans-abri, un jeune homme se prenant pour un ours, un gamin de dix ans passionné de catch qui vole au secours de son héros, un vieil homme expliquant comment tenir la mort à distance, etc. Des histoires singulières au parfum de légende, mélange fascinant d'émotion, de colère et de grâce, de violence et de poésie, qui dessinent les pleins et les déliés d'une communauté humaine.

  • The stories of an American Indian sniper caught up in the Great War and of his aunt, one of the last Cree Indians to live off the land, are intertwined in a mesmerising journey as they travel home over three days

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  • Fou ou bien héros ? Homme d'État visionnaire ou bien fanatique religieux ? Qui était donc Louis Riel, l'homme qui a défendu son peuple contre l'invasion des colons blancs ? L'homme en qui on reconnaît aujourd'hui le père du Manitoba et qui a enflammé les passions au Québec, soulevant la colère des francophones contre Ottawa et préparant le terrain aux luttes entourant la Conscription ?
    Tout à l'opposé, Gabriel Dumont était un homme pragmatique, excellent chasseur, rompu aux tactiques de la guérilla, qui se méfiait du fanatisme de Riel. Il semble ne pas avoir mesuré les conséquences de son geste, quand il a ramené Riel de son exil américain. Et, bien sûr, il était loin de se douter que la pendaison de celui-ci allait attiser pour longtemps la mésentente entre les peuples fondateurs du Canada.
    L'excellent romancier canadien-anglais Joseph Boyden, d'ascendance métisse, fait revivre pour nous ces deux personnalités si contrastées en recréant de façon extraordinairement convaincante la pensée et la parole des deux hommes.

    Traduit de l'anglais (Canada) par Lori Saint-Martin et Paul Gagné.

  • From internationally acclaimed author Joseph Boyden comes a powerful novel about two native Canadian sisters and the forces that pull them apart.

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  • Before internationally acclaimed author Joseph Boyden penned his bestselling novel Three Day Road and his Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning novel, Through Black Spruce, he published a powerful collection of thirteen stories about modern Aboriginal life that made readers and reviewers take notice. These stories of love, loss, rage and resilience match virtuosic style with clever wit to turn stereotypes on their head and reveal the traditions and grace of our First Peoples. Readers come to know a butterfly-costumed boy fascinated by the world of professional wrestling, a young woman who falls in love with a wolf, to the leader of an all-girl Native punk band and Painted Tongue, the unforgettable character from Through Black Spruce. Though each story is told in a different and distinct voice, they are all united by their captivating vitality, nuanced perceptions and vigorous prose.

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  • THE ORENDA

    Joseph Boyden

    WINNER OF THE LIBRIS AWARD -- FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR In the wilds of seventeenth-century North America, 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. Joseph Boydens magisterial novel tells this story of blood and hope, suspicion and trust, hatred and love: a saga nearly four hundred years old--and now a timeless work of literature.

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  • In this hugely acclaimed author’s new novel, history comes alive before us when, in the seventeenth century, a Jesuit missionary ventures into the wilderness in search of converts--the defining moment of first contact between radically different worlds, each at once old and new in its own ways. What unfolds over the next few years is truly epic, constantly illuminating and surprising, sometimes comic, always entrancing, and ultimately all-too-human in its tragic grandeur.
    Christophe, as educated as any Frenchman could be about the “sauvages” of the New World whose souls he has sworn to save, begins his true enlightenment shortly after he sets out when his native guides--terrified by even a scent of the Iroquois--abandon him to save themselves. But a Huron warrior and elder named Bird soon takes him prisoner, along with a young Iroquois girl, Snow Falls, whose family he has just killed. The Huron-Iroquois rivalry, now growing vicious, courses through this novel, and these three are its principal characters.
    Christophe and Snow Falls are held captive in Bird’s massive village. Champlain’s Iron People have only lately begun trading with the Huron, who mistrust them as well as this Jesuit Crow who has now trespassed onto their land; and Snow Falls’s people, of course, have become the Hurons’ greatest enemy. Bird knows that to get rid of them both would resolve the issue, but he sees Christophe, however puzzling, as a potential envoy to those in New France, and Snow Falls as a replacement for the two daughters he’d lost to the Iroquois.
    These relationships wax and wane as life comes at them relentlessly: a lacrosse match with an allied tribe, a dangerous mission to trade furs with the French for the deadly shining wood that could save the Huron nation, shocking victories in combat and devastating defeats, then a sickness the likes of which none of them has ever seen. The world of The Orenda blossoms to include such unforgettable characters as Bird’s oldest friend, Fox; his lover, Gosling, who some believe possesses magical powers; two more Jesuit Crows who arrive to help form a mission; and boys from both tribes whose hearts veer wildly from one side to the other, for one reason or another. Watching over all of them are the spirits that guide their every move.
    The Orenda traces a story of blood and hope, suspicion and trust, hatred and love, that comes to a head when Jesuit and Huron join together against the stupendous wrath of the Iroquois, when everything that any of them has ever known or believed in faces nothing less than annihilation. A saga nearly four hundred years old, it is also timeless and eternal.
    This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

  • Louis Riel is regarded by some as a hero and visionary, by others as a madman and misguided religious zealot. The Métis leader who fought for the rights of his people against an encroaching tide of white settlers helped establish the province of Manitoba before escaping to the United States. Gabriel Dumont was a successful hunter and Métis chief, a man tested by warfare, a pragmatist who differed from the devout Riel. Giller Prize--winning novelist Joseph Boyden argues that Dumont, part of a delegation that had sought out Riel in exile, may not have foreseen the impact on the Métis cause of bringing Riel home. While making rational demands of Sir John A. Macdonald's government, Riel seemed increasingly overtaken by a messianic mission. His execution in 1885 by the Canadian government still reverberates today. Boyden provides fresh, controversial insight into these two seminal Canadian figures and how they shaped the country.

  • Anglais Three Day Road

    Boyden Joseph

    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.

  • Before internationally acclaimed author Joseph Boyden penned his bestselling novel Three Day Road and his Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning novel, Through Black Spruce, he published a powerful collection of thirteen stories about modern Aboriginal life that made readers and reviewers take notice. These stories of love, loss, rage and resilience match virtuosic style with clever wit to turn stereotypes on their head and reveal the traditions and grace of our First Peoples. Readers come to know a butterfly-costumed boy fascinated by the world of professional wrestling, a young woman who falls in love with a wolf, to the leader of an all-girl Native punk band and Painted Tongue, the unforgettable character from Through Black Spruce. Though each story is told in a different and distinct voice, they are all united by their captivating vitality, nuanced perceptions and vigorous prose.

  • Anglais The Orenda

    Joseph Boyden

    A visceral portrait of life at a crossroads, The Orenda opens with a brutal massacre and the kidnapping of the young Iroquois Snow Falls, a spirited girl with a special gift. Her captor, Bird, is an elder and one of the Huron Nation's great warriors and statesmen. It has been years since the murder of his family and yet they are never far from his mind. In Snow Falls, Bird recognizes the ghost of his lost daughter and sees the girl possesses powerful magic that will be useful to him on the troubled road ahead. Bird's people have battled the Iroquois for as long as he can remember, but both tribes now face a new, more dangerous threat from afar. Christophe, a charismatic Jesuit missionary, has found his calling amongst the Huron and devotes himself to learning and understanding their customs and language in order to lead them to Christ. An emissary from distant lands, he brings much more than his faith to the new world. As these three souls dance each other through intricately woven acts of duplicity, small battles erupt into bigger wars and a nation emerges from worlds in flux.

  • Anglais Through Black Spruce

    Joseph Boyden

    From internationally acclaimed author Joseph Boyden comes an astonishingly powerful novel of contemporary Aboriginal life, full of the dangers and harsh beauty of both forest and city. When beautiful Suzanne Bird disappears after moving to the city, her sister Annie, a loner and hunter, is compelled to go in search of her. To follow her sister's trail, Annie must leave behind their uncle, Will, a man haunted by loss. While Annie travels from Toronto to New York, from modelling studios to A-list parties, Will encounters dire troubles. Both eventually come to painful discoveries about the inescapable ties of family. Winner of the 2008 Giller Prize, Through Black Spruce is an utterly unforgettable consideration of how we discover who we really are.

  • A haunting novel of love, identity, and loss-from the internationally acclaimed author of Three Day Road Beautifully written and startlingly original, Through Black Spruce takes the considerable talents of Canadian novelist Joseph Boyden to new and exciting heights. This is the story of two immensely compelling characters: Will Bird, a legendary Cree bush pilot who lies comatose in a remote Ontario hospital; and Annie Bird, Will's niece, a beautiful loner and trapper who has come to sit beside her uncle's bed. Broken in different ways, the two take silent communion in their unspoken kinship, revealing a story rife with heartbreak, fierce love, ancient feuds, mysterious disappearances, murders, and the bonds that hold a family, and a people, together. From the rugged Canadian wilderness to the drug-fueled glamour of the Manhattan club scene, this is thrilling, atmospheric storytelling at its finest.

  • 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.

  • Anglais Kwe

    Joseph Boyden

    Driven by deep frustration, anger, and sorrow in the wake of yet another violent assault upon a First Nations woman in November 2014, dozens of acclaimed writers and artists have come together to add their voices to a call for action addressing the deep-rooted and horrific crimes that continue to fester in our country. Kwe means woman in Ojibwe. More specifically, kwe means life-giver or life-carrier in Anishinaabemowin, the Ojibwe language. It is a pure word, one that speaks powerfully of women’s place at the heart of all our First Nations. These women who bring light and life to our world are in peril. Aboriginal women in our country are three times more likely to face violent attack and murder than any other of their gender. We must take concrete steps to stop this and we must do it now. A nation is only as good, is only as strong, as how it treats its most vulnerable and those of us in danger. This book is a call to action. It’s sometimes a whisper, sometimes a scream, but we speak our words as one when we demand justice for our more than 1200 murdered and missing Indigenous women. After all, they are our mothers, our daughters, our nieces, our aunties, our sisters, our friends. Penguin Canada is donating all proceeds from the sale of Kwe: Standing With Our Sisters to Amnesty International's No More Stolen Sisters initiative.

  • Anglais Wenjack

    Joseph Boyden

    The acclaimed author of The Orenda gives us a powerful and poignant look into the last moments of Charlie Wenjack, a residential school runaway trying to find his way home.
    An Ojibwe boy runs away from a North Ontario Indian School. Too late, he realizes just how far away home is. Along the way he's followed by Manitous, spirits of the forest who comment on his plight, cajoling, taunting, and ultimately offering him a type of comfort on his difficult journey back to the place he was so brutally removed from.

  • Quand Richard Ford ouvrit la porte, le vent du nord faisait tinter les grelots de glace dans les arbres du Maine et la mer rugissait dans la tempête.
    Sur les murs de son studio de Santa Monica, Dennis Lehane avait punaisé les plans des trois scénarios et des deux romans sur lesquels il travaillait.
    Les yearlings de l'année galopaient devant le ranch de Tom McGuane.
    Et dans la cabane de Russell Banks, perchée sur une colline des Adirondacks, un air très doux passait tandis qu'il se replongeait dans ses souvenirs.
    Pauline Guéna, romancière, et Guillaume Binet, photographe, sont partis un an en camping-car avec leurs quatre enfants, à la rencontre de vingt-six grands écrivains américains. À la recherche de l'esprit des lieux.

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