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category: Fiction
published: Oct 2019
publisher: Nightwood Editions

Bone Black

by Carol Rose GoldenEagle

tagged: native american & aboriginal, contemporary women, literary

There are too many stories about Indigenous women who go missing or are murdered, and it doesn’t seem as though official sources such as government, police or the courts respond in a way that works toward finding justice or even solutions. At least that is the way Wren StrongEagle sees it.

Wren is devastated when her twin sister, Raven, mysteriously disappears after the two spend an evening visiting at a local pub. When Wren files a missing persons report with the local police, she is dismissed and becomes convinced the case will not be properly investigated. As she follows media reports, Wren realizes that the same heartbreak she’s feeling is the same for too many families, indeed for whole Nations. Something within Wren snaps and she decides to take justice into her own hands. She soon disappears into a darkness, struggling to come to terms with the type of justice she delivers. Throughout her choices, and every step along the way, Wren feels as though she is being guided. But, by what?

About the Author

Carol Rose GoldenEagle (previously Carol Daniels) is the author of the novel Bearskin Diary, winner of the Aboriginal Literature Award for 2017 and finalist for three Saskatchewan Book Awards in 2016. Her first book of poetry, Hiraeth, was shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Book Award in 2019. GoldenEagle is an Aboriginal artist, multi-disciplined in the areas of writing, storytelling, singing, drumming and visual art, and currently lives in Regina, SK.

  • Short-listed, Rasmussen & Co. Indigenous Peoples’ Writing Book Award
  • Short-listed, Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Book Award
Editorial Review

“When it comes to stories about missing and murdered Indigenous women, Wren StrongEagle is the character we want to enact justice… With vivid prose and an intense page-turning plot, Bone Black examines police indifference, systemic racism, and the power of prayer and spiritual guidance, and reminds us that the crisis in Canada of missing and murdered Indigenous women continues to need our attention.”


— All Lit Up’s list of “Season’s Readings”

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