PLATFORM: As a Polaris and Juno winner, who beat out Arcade Fire and Drake, has been profiled and written about regularly in the New Yorker, Rolling Stone and other flagship media, Tanya already has a huge body of truly adoring fans.
ENERGY: Tanya herself is a huge asset, and fans and media will line up for her.
HIGH-PROFILE ART: cover art and ten illustrations throughout by Jaime Hernandez, co-creator of multiple award-winning Love and Rockets
TIMELINESS: The themes of the book could not be more timely: alcoholism, violence, despair in an arctic town.
HOPE: despite the darkness of the material, the artistic vision behind it is redeeming and ultimately beautiful—not a depressing read at all.
POETRY: Tanya is Rupi Kaur on steroids.
DIVERSITY: Tanya is a Canadian (Inuk) throat singer from Cambridge Bay (Iqaluktuutiaq), Nunavut, Canada, on the south coast of Victoria Island.
Audiobook finalist for the 2019 Audie Awards (Literary Fiction & Classics category)
“Tagaq’s surreal meld of poetry and prose transmutes the Arctic’s boundless beauty, intensity, and desolation into a wrenching contemporary mythology.” –The New Yorker
“Though the protagonist’s coming-of-age story, generously and lovingly documented by Tagaq, is the anchor, Split Tooth is not a book that can be fully absorbed in one sitting. It’s possible to sink deeper and deeper into the narrative with each successive reading. Like a smirking teenager, Split Tooth blithely gives typical literary expectations the finger, daring us to see and experience narrative as chaotic, emotional, and deeply instinctive. And it succeeds.” –Quill and Quire
“Tanya’s book is one of the most incredible things I’ve ever read. It’s deeply profound, emotional and personal, and furthers her artistic experimentation and genius into a new realm. I love her even more after reading it, and I’m once again awed by her talent.” –Jesse Wente, CBC Broadcaster
"[A] forceful coming-of-age tale.” –Toronto Life magazine
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