Behind the Mic: On Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline, Read by Michelle St. John
A Novel That Ranges Seamlessly From Family to the Land to Legend
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Canadian actress Michelle St. John narrates this exhilarating novel with a sure sense of pace and a grip on its intense emotions. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile contributor Alan Minskoff discuss the nuanced narration of Empire of Wild, the new novel from Cherie Dimaline, a writer and activist from the Georgia Bay Métis Nation in Canada. The story centers around protagonist Joan’s quest to bring back her wayward husband, who has been entranced by a rugaro (half-man, half-wolf). The rendering of the Indigenous descendants of Ontario’s Métis people is done expertly.
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