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Clinging to Bone by Garry Gottfriedson

Clinging to Bone by Garry Gottfriedson

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Poetry

Garry Gottfriedson's CLINGING TO BONE digs into the marrow, heart and soul of the human condition. Looking deeply into the Secwepemc (Shuswap) world of today, he examines betrayal, grief, love and survival. He pictures how "the broken winged sparrows / are lost in soundless flight / surviving starvation / in the empty belly of wind." He also sees humour in the very mechanics of surviving as an Indigenous individual in the Canada of today. His poetry will draw you into love, laughter and sorrow, but leave you contemplating your own survival. A glossary of Secwepemc words is included.