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There are too many stories about Indigenous women who go missing or are murdered, and it doesn't seem as though official sources such as government, police or the courts respond in a way that works...
There are too many stories about Indigenous women who go missing or are murdered, and it doesn't seem as though official sources such as government, police or the courts respond in a way that works...
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  • There are too many stories about Indigenous women who go missing or are murdered, and it doesn't seem as though official sources such as government, police or the courts respond in a way that works toward finding justice or even solutions. At least that is the way Wren StrongEagle sees it.

    Wren is devastated when her twin sister, Raven, mysteriously disappears after the two spend an evening visiting at a local pub. When Wren files a missing persons report with the local police, she is dismissed and becomes convinced the case will not be properly investigated. As she follows media reports, Wren realizes that the same heartbreak she's feeling is the same for too many families, indeed for whole Nations. Something within Wren snaps and she decides to take justice into her own hands. She soon disappears into a darkness, struggling to come to terms with the type of justice she delivers. Throughout her choices, and every step along the way, Wren feels as though she is being guided. But, by what?

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  • Carol Rose GoldenEagle (previously Carol Daniels) is the author of the novel Bearskin Diary, winner of the Aboriginal Literature Award for 2017 and finalist for three Saskatchewan Book Awards in 2016. Her first book of poetry, Hiraeth, was shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Book Award in 2019. GoldenEagle is an Aboriginal artist, multi-disciplined in the areas of writing, storytelling, singing, drumming and visual art, and currently lives in Regina, SK.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    March 16, 2020
    Goldeneagle’s follow-up to Bearskin Diary is a haunting revenge tale. Wren Strongeagle, a pregnant ceramist in Saskatchewan’s Qu’Appelle Valley, anticipates a visit from her twin sister, Raven, a lawyer in Calgary currently working on the case of a missing Blackfeet girl. During Raven’s visit, the sisters discuss the pervasive problem of missing girls and women from First Nations in Canada. After Wren miscarries her baby, she slips into a depression, sinking deeper with memories of the men who’d abused her since childhood. Raven suggests they go to a bar celebrating “redneck day” for some mindless fun and, that night, Raven disappears, last seen on the way out the door with a man they’d just met. Wren grows angry at the lack of attention shown by the police to her sister’s disappearance, who assume Raven ran off with a new love interest, while Wren’s husband fails to comfort her amid his frequent business trips. With no progress on the case and no word from Raven, Wren’s anger turns to homicidal rage. In a dramatic and convincing turn halfway through, Wren begins to stalk and murder men who abused her and others, beginning with a former college classmate who’d raped her.
    Goldeneagle’s powerful tale will stay with readers.

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