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Split Tooth

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Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq
Paperback $16.99
Sep 24, 2019 | ISBN 9780143198055

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Praise

Audiobook finalist for the 2019 Audie Awards (Literary Fiction & Classics category)
WINNER of the 2018 Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design – Prose Fiction
SHORTLISTED for the 2019 Amazon First Novel Award
SHORTLISTED for the 2019 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize


“Tagaq’s surreal meld of poetry and prose transmutes the Arctic’s boundless beauty, intensity, and desolation into a wrenching contemporary mythology.”
—The New Yorker

“Though the protagonist’s coming-of-age story, generously and lovingly documented by Tagaq, is the anchor, Split Tooth is not a book that can be fully absorbed in one sitting. It’s possible to sink deeper and deeper into the narrative with each successive reading. Like a smirking teenager, Split Tooth blithely gives typical literary expectations the finger, daring us to see and experience narrative as chaotic, emotional, and deeply instinctive. And it succeeds.”
—Quill and Quire

“Tanya’s book is one of the most incredible things I’ve ever read. It’s deeply profound, emotional and personal, and furthers her artistic experimentation and genius into a new realm. I love her even more after reading it, and I’m once again awed by her talent.”
—Jesse Wente, CBC Broadcaster

“[Split Tooth] straddles the line between memoir and fiction, prose and poetry, magic and harsh reality. . . [and] is infused with Tagaq’s intimate knowledge of life in the Arctic.”
Oprah Magazine

“[A] forceful coming-of-age tale.”
—Toronto Life magazine

Awards

Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design – Prose Fiction WINNER 2018

Indigenous Voices Award – Published Prose in English WINNER 2019

Amazon Canada First Novel Award SHORTLIST 2019

Kobo Emerging Writer Prize SHORTLIST 2019

Scotiabank Giller Prize LONGLIST 2018

Sunburst Award For Excellence In Canadian Literature Of The Fantastic LONGLIST 2019

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