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The Shoe Boy : A Trapline Memoir

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  • Publisher:
    UBC Press, 2020
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.


  • Author: McCue, Duncan

    At the age of seventeen, an Anishinabe boy who was raised in the south joined a James Bay Cree family in a one-room hunting cabin in the isolated wilderness of northern Quebec. Reflecting on his search for his own personal identity, that kid – Duncan McCue – takes us on an evocative exploration of the teenage years and the culture shock he experienced moving to the unfamiliar North. The result is a contemplative, honest, and unexpected coming-of-age memoir set in the context of the Cree struggle to protect their way of life, after massive hydro-electric projects forever altered the landscape they know as Eeyou Istchee.

    Original Publisher: [S.l.], UBC Press
    Language(s): English