The Resource As long as the rivers flow, James Bartleman

As long as the rivers flow, James Bartleman

Label
As long as the rivers flow
Title
As long as the rivers flow
Statement of responsibility
James Bartleman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The novel follows one girl, Martha, from the Cat Lake First Nation in Northern Ontario who is "stolen" from her family at the age of six and flown far away to a residential school on James Bay. She doesn't speak English but is punished for speaking her native language; most terrifying and bewildering, she is also "fed" to the school's attendant priest with an attraction to little girls. Ten long years later, it is an emotionally devastated sixteen-year-old who finds her way home again, barely able to speak the only language her mother knows. Martha hangs out with other young people, and gives birth to a little boy, whom she calls Spider because of a web-shaped birthmark on his forehead. She loves him but has little knowledge or experience of good parenting. She seeks comfort and forgetfulness in alcohol, and Children's Aid authorities in Toronto, a place she has only heard of, take Spider away from her. When she later gives birth to Raven, a daughter, Martha's mother insists on keeping her in Cat Lake when Martha decides to move to Toronto to find Spider. When Raven turns thirteen, she feels hopeless, rejected by her mother and not sure what, if anything, life has in store for her. She enters a suicide pact with three other teens and is eventually the only one of the group still alive
Additional physical form
Issued also in an electronic format.
Cataloging source
CaOONL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bartleman, James
Dewey number
C813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.B3677 2011b
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sexual abuse victims
  • Teenage mothers
  • Canada
Label
As long as the rivers flow, James Bartleman
Instantiates
Production
Copyright
Note
"A novel" -- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdamedia
Contents
Pt. One Early Years, 1956 -- 1991 -- 1. First Memories -- 2 Indian Residential School -- 3 Father Lionel Antoine -- 4 Returning Home -- 5 Change Comes to the Reserve -- pt. two Big City, 1991-2003 -- 6 Leaving for Toronto -- 7 Spider -- 8 New Beginnings -- 9 Different Worlds -- 10 Reconnecting -- pt. three Healing Circle, 2003 -- 11 Back to the Reserve -- 12. Spider and the River -- 13 In Search of Oblivion -- 14 Church -- 15 Healing Circle -- 16 Embracing Life
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Vintage Canada ed.
Extent
xiii, 250 p.
Isbn
9780307398758
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Adolescent Literature Collection
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)648388320
Label
As long as the rivers flow, James Bartleman
Production
Copyright
Note
"A novel" -- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdamedia
Contents
Pt. One Early Years, 1956 -- 1991 -- 1. First Memories -- 2 Indian Residential School -- 3 Father Lionel Antoine -- 4 Returning Home -- 5 Change Comes to the Reserve -- pt. two Big City, 1991-2003 -- 6 Leaving for Toronto -- 7 Spider -- 8 New Beginnings -- 9 Different Worlds -- 10 Reconnecting -- pt. three Healing Circle, 2003 -- 11 Back to the Reserve -- 12. Spider and the River -- 13 In Search of Oblivion -- 14 Church -- 15 Healing Circle -- 16 Embracing Life
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Vintage Canada ed.
Extent
xiii, 250 p.
Isbn
9780307398758
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Adolescent Literature Collection
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)648388320

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