Glass Beads

Glass Beads

Book - 2017
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"These stories interconnect the friendships of four First Nations people spanning over two decades against the cultural, political, and historical backdrop of the 1990s and early 2000s."--
Publisher: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan :, Thistledown Press,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781771871266
Branch Call Number: FICTION DUM
Characteristics: 266 pages ; 22 cm
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This short story collection follows the lives of four Indigenous young people in Canada in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Each individual follows a different path as they are among the first in their families to live off reserve. The book explores themes of friendship, family ties, racis... Read More »

This short story collection follows the lives of four Indigenous young people in Canada in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Each individual follows a different path as they are among the first in their families to live off reserve. The book explores themes of friendship, family ties, racis... Read More »


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SPL_Shauna Aug 09, 2018

*Glass Beads* is a near-perfect little book. It's got the frame of a saga - following two couples from their early years on a reservation, through college, and into their adult years. But, it's under 300 pages, and reads like lightning. And, it's jam-packed with all the drama you'd expect when you follow two couples whose histories are so intimately intertwined.

But, far from being a simple, dishy read, *Glass Beads* is also a gritty, beautifully crafted rendering of the lives of Indigenous youth in the 90s and aughts. It grapples with the legacy of colonialism with a fearless elegance and intersectional sensibility. *Glass Beads* is a great pick for a vacation, a book club, or as a virtuous yet dishy distraction.

shokolit Sep 16, 2017

The story of friendship between two aboriginal friends: Nellie and Julie and their boyfriends. The story spans over 2 decades. Its a beautiful, somewhat sad, story, well written and definitely worth reading.

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