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Two Cree brothers -- Champion and Ooneemeetoo Okimasis -- from Manitoba are taken from their family and sent to a Catholic residential school where they are forbidden to speak their language, are forced to adopt Euroamerican names, and are abused by priests.
The title character -- the Fur Queen -- is a shape-shifting trickster figure who watches over the two young men as they pursue their destinies. Based in two cultures and, as a result, not quite fitting into either, the brothers fight to survive.
Original title: Kiss of the Fur Queen
Genre: Drama and Plays→ American
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ethnic And Multicultural→ Native American
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Tragedy And Loss