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Wenjack

Wenjack by Joseph Boyden

Wenjack

by Joseph Boyden

The acclaimed author of The Orenda gives us a powerful and poignant look into the last moments of Charlie Wenjack, a residential school runaway trying to find his way home.

An Ojibwe boy runs away from a North Ontario Indian School. Too late, he realizes just how far away home is. Along the way he's followed by Manitous, spirits of the forest who comment on his plight, cajoling, taunting, and ultimately offering him a type of comfort on his difficult journey back to the place he was so brutally removed from.

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"I want the reader to be Chanie": Joseph Boyden tells Chanie Wenjack's story (CBC Q)

Author Joseph Boyden on writing the story of Chanie Wenjack (Globe and Mail)

Joseph Boyden highlights tragic true tale of Chanie Wenjack in new novella (Canadian Press)

How Chanie Wenjack chose Joseph Boyden (Macleans)