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Posted June 10, 2009
Imagine a game where players run freely over a field that stretches for miles and the only boundaries are rivers, oceans, or mountains. Imagine a people who approach life with the same freeness as this game. A story of triumph and tragedy Baggattaway captures the story of a people and a lost culture through the eyes of Birch Birchwalker Charlevoix and Neil Longbow LaSalle as they try to restore the glory of Baggattaway at the 2010 World Lacrosse Championship. At the heart of the story is Pontiac's Rebellion in 1763 but this is not a history lesson, no, it is a wondefully crafted story.
Author Michael Phillion takes you on the journey of two men seeking to bring back a lost culture one last time and while on this journey weaves together the story of not just their lives but that of their people as well. Fact vs. fiction, reality vs. legend and lore, the creativity of Phillion leaves you guessing where the truth and storytelling blend.
A great read with a few twists, not just in the plot but in the writing style, that make this book a refreshing change of pace from the norm. Within a few chapters I found myself unable to put it down as the story unfolded and once I was done it took a couple days to stop thinking about it!
Posted June 9, 2009
Part realistic fiction, part myth, part epic poem, I found this book a compelling read. Two lacrosse matches separated by two and a half centuries, each a defiant act against established authority, are connected in more ways than meet the eye. A daring and surprising shift in writing style part way through makes this a unique novel. I recommend reading it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 13, 2009
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