by Naomi Fontaine

Translated by David Homel

Published by: Arsenal Pulp Press

144 Pages, 5.50 x 8.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781551525174
  • Published: October 2013


"[Naomi Fontaine] writes in the same tradition as Native writers such as Thomas King and Louise Erdrich."?Le Devoir

Kuessipan ("to you" in the Innu language) is an extraordinary, meditative novel about life among the Native Innu people in the wilds of the Canadian North. With grace and perfect pitch, Naomi Fontaine conjures up a world that reads like no other, and a community?of nomadic hunters and fishers, of mothers and children?that endures a harsh, sometimes cruel reality with quiet dignity.

Naomi Fontaine is a member of the Innu First Nation. Kuessipan, her first novel, is based on her own experience.