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Three Day Road (2005) [Novel]
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It is 1919, and Niska, the last Oji-Cree medicine woman to live off the land, has received word that one of the two boys she grudgingly saw off to war has returned. She leaves her home in the bush of Northern Ontario to retrieve him, only to discover that the one she expected is actually the other.

Xavier Bird, her sole living relation, gravely wounded and addicted to the army's morphine, hovers somewhere between the living world and that of the dead. As Niska paddles him the three days home, she realizes that all she can offer in her attempt to keep him alive is her words, the stories of her life.

In turn, Xavier relates the horrifying years of war in Europe: he and his best friend, Elijah Whiskeyjack, prowled the battlefields of France and Belgium as snipers of enormous skill. As their reputations grew, the two young men, with their hand-sewn moccasins and extraordinary marksmanship, became both the pride and fear of their regiment as they stalked the ripe killing fields of Ypres and the Somme.

But what happened to Elijah? As Niska paddles deeper into the wilderness, both she and Xavier confront the devastation that such great conflict leaves in its wake.

Inspired in part by real-life World War I Ojibwa hero Francis Pegahmagabow.

Original title: Three Day Road
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHistoricalWorld War I
FictionGeneral FictionEthnic And MulticulturalNative American

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Three Day Road (2005)
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Language: English

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Three Day Road (2008)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: Penguin Books Canada
ISBN: 9780143056959
Pages: 384

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Three Day Road (2006)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Phoenix
ISBN: 9780753820810
Dimensions: 5 x 7.6 x 1.4 in
Pages: 435

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Three Day Road (April 2006)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780143037071
Pages: 354

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Three Day Road (May 2005)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 9780670034314
Dimensions: 6.4 x 9.1 x 1.4
Pages: 354

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Three Day Road (April 2005)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: Viking Canada
ISBN: 9780670063628
Pages: 354

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Three Day Road (June 2005)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9780297847922
Dimensions: 6.3 x 9.2 x 1.5 in
Pages: 354

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