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The melting queen

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  • Author: Cinnamon, Bruce
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    2019
    Summary:

    "Every year since 1904, when the ice breaks up on the North Saskatchewan River, Edmonton has crowned a Melting Queen-a woman who presides over the Melting Day spring carnival and who must keep the city's spirits up over the following winter. But this year, something goes wrong. A genderfluid university dropout called River Runson is Named as Melting Queen, and the city tears itself in two as River's reign starts to expose the dark underbelly of the city's century-old traditions. River is betrayed by their best friend, has their mind ripped apart by intrusive memories from past Melting Queens, and ultimately brings an end to the city's grand traditions-only to start something new."--

    Contents:
    • 14. The Beating Heart of Her Proud City15. Her Time Has Come and Gone; 16. A Shattered River; 17. That Glorious Day; 18. Let History Forget Her Name; 19. The Fiery Sun of Summer Returns, to Free Us from Our Winter Prison; 20. A City Unlike Any Other; Appendix 1: List of Melting Queens; Appendix 2: The Melting Day Proclamation; Acknowledgements Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; 1. After a Long Winter; 2. Far from the World, Here At This Bend In the River; 3. The First Day of Spring; 4. As Sundown Claims the Melting City; 5. The Melting Queen Shall Name a Successor; 6. Endowed With a Marvellous Vision; 7. Nothing In Heaven or Earth Shall Prevent It; 8. A Lush Oasis In a Desert of Ice and Snow; 9. A Flourishing Throne In Full Bloom; 10. A Gathering of Worthy Petitioners; 11. Resurrected By the Rains; 12. The Melting Queen Shall Brook No Rival; 13. Howling Winds Lay Waste to a Thriving City
    Subject(s): Fiction | Queens
    Original Publisher: Edmonton, Alberta, NeWest Press
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781988732510
    Collection(s)/Series: Read Alberta Ebooks