Sanaaq : an Inuit novel / 4

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Author / Creator:Nappaaluk, Mitiarjuk.
Uniform title:Sanaaq. English
Imprint:Winnipeg : University of Manitoba Press, [2014]
Description:1 online resource (xviii, 227 pages .).
Series:Contemporary studies on the North ; 4
Contemporary studies on the North ; 4.
Subject:Inuit literature -- Canada -- Translations into English.
Canadian literature -- Inuit authors.
Eskimo literature.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other uniform titles:Frost, Peter, 1955-
Saladin d'Anglure, Bernard,
Translation of: Nappaaluk, Mitiarjuk. Sanaaq. French.
Other authors / contributors:Avataq Cultural Institute, issuing body.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 22, 2020).
Summary:Sanaaq is an intimate story of an Inuit family negotiating the changes brought into their community by the coming of the qallunaat, the white people, in the mid-nineteenth century. Composed in 48 episodes, it recounts the daily life of Sanaaq, a strong and outspoken young widow, her daughter Qumaq, and their small semi-nomadic community in northern Quebec. Here they live their lives hunting seal, repairing their kayak, and gathering mussels under blue sea ice before the tide comes in. These are ordinary extraordinary lives: marriages are made and unmade, children are born and named, violence appears in the form of a fearful husband or a hungry polar bear. Here the spirit world is alive and relations with non-humans are never taken lightly. And under it all, the growing intrusion of the qallunaat and the battle for souls between the Catholic and Anglican missionaries threatens to forever change the way of life of Sanaaq and her young family.
Other form:Print version: 9780887557484 0887557481
Print version: Nappaaluk, Mitiarjuk. Sanaaq. English. Sanaaq