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Empire of the Wild by Cherie Dimaline

Empire of the Wild by Cherie Dimaline

Dimaline, Cherie

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One hungover morning in a Walmart parking lot in a little town near Georgian Bay, Joan is drawn to a revival tent where the local Métis have been flocking to hear a charismatic preacher. When she gets there, the service is over, but as she leaves, she hears an unmistakable voice: her husband, Victor, who's been missing for over a year. But the man insists he's not Victor, he's the Reverend Eugene Wolff, on a mission to bring his people to Jesus. And as she confronts him, there's no flicker of recognition in his eyes.

With only two allies - her odd, Johnny Cash-loving twelve-year-old nephew Zeus, and Ajean, a foul-mouthed euchre shark with a deep knowledge of the old ways-Joan sets out to remind the Reverend who he really is. If he really is Victor, his life, and the lives of everyone she loves, depend upon her success.

In spired by the traditional story of the Rogarou - a werewolf-like creature that haunts the roads and woods of the Métis communities.


Cherie Dimaline wins her first Governor General's Literary Award in 2017 with The Marrow Thieves. She is an author and editor from the Georgian Bay Métis community whose award-winning fiction has been published and anthologized internationally. In 2014, she was named the Emerging Artist of the Year at the Ontario Premier's Award for Excellence in the Arts, and became the first Aboriginal Writer in Residence for the Toronto Public Library. Cherie Dimaline currently lives in Toronto where she coordinates the annual Indigenous Writers' Gathering.