The Marrow Thieves

TitleThe Marrow Thieves
Year for Search2017
AuthorsDimaline, Cherie
Secondary AuthorsMcLeod, Neal
Date Published2017
PublisherDCB/Dancing Cat Books/Cormorant Books
Place PublishedToronto, ON, Canada
KeywordsCanadian author, Female author, First Nations author
Annotation

The novel, generally classified as young adult, is set in a future in which, after The Water Wars, for an unexplained reason most people have stopped dreaming, which damages them psychologically. Indigenous peoples still dream, and, since the others are convinced that there is a physical basis for their dreaming, indigenous people are hunted and killed to harvest their bone marrow.

Additional Publishers

Developed from a story with the same title published in Mitêwâcimowina: Indigenous Science Fiction and Speculative Storytelling. Ed. Neal McLeod (James Smith Cree First Nations) ([Pinticion, BC, Canada]: Theytus Press, 2016), 199-214.

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Author Note

The female author (b. 1975) is from the Canadian Métis people

Full Text

2017 Dimaline, Cherie (b. 1975). The Marrow Thieves. Toronto, ON, Canada: DCB/Dancing Cat Books/Cormorant Books. Developed from a story with the same title published in Mitêwâcimowina: Indigenous Science Fiction and Speculative Storytelling. Ed. Neal McLeod (James Smith Cree First Nations) ([Pinticion, BC, Canada]: Theytus Press, 2016), 199-214. PSt

The novel, generally classified as young adult, is set in a future in which, after The Water Wars, for an unexplained reason most people have stopped dreaming, which damages them psychologically. Indigenous peoples still dream, and, since the others are convinced that there is a physical basis for their dreaming, indigenous people are hunted and killed to harvest their bone marrow. The female author is from the Canadian Métis people.