Three Day Road

Debut novel by Joseph Boyden, which won the Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner


It's 1919, and Niska, the last Oji-Cree medicine woman to live off the land receives word that one of the two boys she saw off to the Great War have returned.  Xavier Bird, her only relative, is gravely wounded and addicted to morphine.  As Niska paddles her canoe on the three-day journey to take Xavier home, travelling through the stark and stunning landscape of Northern Ontario, their respective stories emerge.

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