Split Tooth

By Tanya Tagaq

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"Time has a way of eternally looping us in the same configurations. Like fruit flies, we are unable to register the patterns. Just because we are the crest of the wave does not mean the ocean does not exist. What has been before will be again."

Set in a northern region where the seasons oscillate between the permanent darkness of winter and the delirious never-ending daylight of summer, Tanya Tagaq's #ownvoices mythobiography dances between extremes. Presented through gorgeous poetry, prose, and retellings of myths, Split Tooth explores the tenderness and beauty that coexists with the harshness of daily life in a tight-knit indigenous community devastated by colonialism, addiction, and sexual abuse. In equal measure fantastical and brutally real, Split Tooth will appeal to fans of other dark magical realism titles such as Carmen Maria Machado's In the Dream House and Akwaeke Emezi's Freshwater.

Read for: Do you like  books that are beautiful, heart-wrenching, and truly bizarre? This one is for you.

Content warnings: Wow this book will not make you feel good. Addiction, domestic violence, sexual abuse, pregnancy & birth, infanticide

Esmé, Firestorm Collective member

Product Details

Paperback
208 pages
ISBN/SKU
9780143198055
Publisher
Penguin Books Canada (9/24/19)
Dimensions
5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches
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canada, magical realism

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