Through Black Spruce, the Giller Prize–winning second novel by Joseph Boyden, follows on the heels of Three Day Road. In Three Day Road, we left the community on the cusp of change — the end of the old way of life. The Indians were forced out of the bush onto reserves. The community faced tragedy from the outside. Now, one and two generations later, the community is facing the consequences of political policies and neglect. The generations are represented by Will, who looks to the past for strength, and his niece Annie, who is trying to find direction for the future. The characters in this novel continue to explore the thematic threads that wind their way around the most pressing issues in the Native community: violence, substance abuse, lost traditions, silence, and the idea of the windigo.
This Bookclub-in-a-Box PDF discussion guide (75 pages) for Joseph Boyden's novel Through Black Spruce includes:
• Novel synopsis
• Author information
• Character analysis
• Focus points and themes
• Writing style and structure
• Important quotes from the novel
• Book club discussion questions
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