Black Apple

Black Apple

A Novel

Book - 2016
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A dramatic and lyrical coming-of-age novel about a young Blackfoot girl who grows up in the residential school system on the Canadian prairies.
Publisher: Toronto :, Simon & Schuster Canada,, 2016
Edition: Simon & Schuster Canada edition
ISBN: 9781476795164
Branch Call Number: FIC Crate
Characteristics: 326 pages


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Mar 27, 2019

A truly problematic book with a limited and troubling narrative in a time when this issue is so raw and real to Canadian psyche. One wonders why this approach is the focus of the book, the ideas behind the characters are insensitive to the struggle of the Indigenous people, and do not reflect their tragedies and concerns. A rather weak attempt to explain the complexity of a widespread attempted genocide of a culture and familial structures, that in the end does not ring true or give us any real insight into any of the character's motives or actions. Although given several awards and shortlisted, this gets a definitive pass.

Lori_71 Dec 04, 2016

I enjoyed reading Black Apple. Parts of it seemed to be unrealistic. There are some difficult themes to handle and I'm not sure that any author could handle them wonderfully.

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