Pilgrimage opens in the deep winter of 1891 on the Métis and missionary settlement of Lac St. Anne, Canada. A young woman of mixed-blood named Mahkesîs is carrying the child of the married Englishman who manages the Hudson Bay Company trading post. She is forced to reveal her devastating secret to her Cree grandmother. As an unmarried Catholic girl, Mahkesîs waits for a miracle in the very place others come for redemption.
Set in a northern landscape, Pilgrimage is a brilliant debut novel about love and loss and women and men trying to survive the violent intimacy of a small place in a changing colonial empire.
|Publisher:||Brindle & Glass Publishing|
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About the Author
Diana Davidson is an award-winning author of creative non-fiction. She won the Writers' Guild of Alberta's Jon Whyte Memorial Essay Prize and was longlisted for the CBC Writes CNF Prize. Her writing has appeared in Alberta Views Magazine, Avenue Edmonton Magazine, and the Winnipeg Review. In 2011, she was chosen as one of Avenue Edmonton's "Top 40 Under 40." Pilgrimage is her debut novel. Visit Diana at dianadavidson.org, and follow her on Twitter at @DianaDavidson16.