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An Ojibwa woman has been found dead on the outskirts of the Minnesota Red Earth Reservation. The coroner ruled the death a suicide, but after an ex-lover comes back into her life saying foul play was involved, Renee LaRoche wants to prove otherwise. As the events begin to unfold, Renee conducts a presumably normal welfare check on a young Ojibwa boy in foster care. After she learns the boy has suffered abuse, Renee finds herself amid an investigation into the foster care system and the deep trauma it has inflicted on the Ojibwa people. As Renee uncovers horrible truths, she must work through her own childhood issues to help shine a light on the dark web she has stumbled into.

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ISBN-13: 9781517903565
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 12/12/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 791,999
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Carole laFavor (1948-2011) was a Two-Spirit Ojibwa novelist and activist who lived and worked in Minnesota. She was a member of the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS in the 1990s and worked with organizations that supported Native American people with HIV/AIDS. She is also author of Along the Journey River: A Mystery (Minnesota, 2017).

Lisa Tatonetti is associate professor of English at Kansas State University. She is author of The Queerness of Native American Literature (Minnesota, 2014). 

Theresa Lafavor is the daughter of Carole laFavor and is an assistant professor at Pacific University in Oregon.

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