Imprint:Random House Canada
Audience:General / adult
Dimensions:8.02in x 5.32 x 0.92 in | 0.74 lb
Page Count:344 pages
AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: Danielle’s children’s book Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox was the winner of the Marilyn Baillie Award, shortlisted for the 2017 Blue Spruce Award and a 2019 Prix Peuplier finalist for the French edition.
FRESH POINT OF VIEW: Daughters of the Deer is a powerful recreation of a period from which all we’ve read are from the point of view of the settlers.
IMPORTANT AND TIMELY: The book connects to the ongoing crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, revealing the long reverberating history of violence against Indigenous women.
LGBTQ2S+: A crucial part of the novel is the clash between settler values and Indigenous attitudes to people who are two-spirited.
ORIGINAL TRADE PAPERBACK
“A deeply felt and personal story from an author who we can only hope has more tales to tell.” —Quill and Quire
“This stunning adult debut from Daniel, who has already won awards for her children’s books, has threads of what makes great kid lit: simple but powerful language, harnessing complicated ideas into strikingly distilled images…. A beautiful book, this is urgent reading for anyone seeking to understand more about the myriad ways European colonization in the 1600s still reverberates today, to devastating effect.” —The Globe and Mail
"Danielle Daniel renders the stories of her ancestors vividly, poetically and with deep love and respect. Daughters of the Deer gives long overdue voices to the Indigenous women who came before. A subtle, moving demonstration of how colonization attempted to strip Indigenous women of their power and place, and a testament to the enduring strength and wisdom that no colonial power could extinguish.” —Jessica McDiarmid, author of Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls