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Anna, Like Thunder
A Novel
By (author): Peggy Herring

ISBN:

9781927366745

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General/trade
Apr 24, 2018
$22.00 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.5in x 5.5 x 1 in

Page Count:

384 pages
TouchWood Editions
Brindle & Glass
FICTION / Historical / General
Historical fiction|History of the Americas|Maritime history|Washington (US State)|c 1800 to c 1809

In 1808, the Russian Ship St. Nikolai ran aground off the Olympic Peninsula; this novel is based on this astounding historical event and the lives of the people affected.

In 1808, eighteen-year-old Anna Petrovna Bulygina is aboard the Russian ship St. Nikolai when it runs aground off on the west coast of Washington State on the Olympic Peninsula. The crew, tasked with trading for sea otter pelts and exploring the coast, are forced to shore into Indigenous territory, where they are captured, enslaved, and then traded among three different Indigenous communities. Terrified at first, Anna soon discovers that nothing—including slavery—is what she expected. She begins to question Russian imperialist aspirations, the conduct of the crew, and her own beliefs and values as she experiences a way of life she never could have imagined.

Based on historical record, Anna, Like Thunder blends fact and fiction to explore the early days of contact between Indigenous people and Europeans off the west coast of North America and offers a fresh interpretation of history.

Peggy Herring spent her career as a journalist with the CBC, and has worked all over Canada, as well as in Nepal, London, Dhaka, and New Delhi. Peggy is the author of This Innocent Corner (Oolichan Books, 2010), and her short fiction has been featured in a variety of publications, including The Antigonish Review, The New Quarterly, and Prism International. Visit her at peggyherring.ca.

  • Reviews in the Vancouver Sun, Globe and Mail, Kirkus Reviews, Quill & Quire
  • Interviews on CBC's The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers,  North by Northwest with Sheryl Mackay
  • Print and digital ARCs available January

For more information contact
[email protected]
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This Innocent Corner Peggy Herring 9780889822689 $19.95 CAD Nov 05, 2010

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