Moon of the Crusted Snow

a novel

218 pages

English language

Published Jan. 3, 2018

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4 stars (3 reviews)

"A daring post-apocalyptic novel from a powerful rising literary voice. With winter looming, a small northern Anishinaabe community goes dark. Cut off, people become passive and confused. Panic builds as the food supply dwindles. While the band council and a pocket of community members struggle to maintain order, an unexpected visitor arrives, escaping the crumbling society to the south. Soon after, others follow. The community leadearship loses its grip on power as the visitors manipulate the tired and hungry to take control of the reserve. Tensions rise and, as the months pass, so does the death toll due to sickness and despair. Frustrated by the building chaos, a group of young friends and their families turn to the land and Anishinaabe tradition in hopes of helping their community thrive again. Guided through the chaos by an unlikely leader named Evan Whitesky, they endeavor to restore order while grappling with a …

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4 stars

Familiar apocalypse setting as modern convenience crumbles and society compresses to basic survival. Seen from the angle of a remote first nation community, several assumptions are put on their head as questions of "returning to our roots" and "what will unite our community" have different stressed defaults from urban collapse.

Audiobook was excellent for upper midwest swearing accent and Anishinaabe phrases throughout.

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  • Fiction
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Indigenous peoples
  • City and town life
  • End of the world