New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2021.
Hardcover. Signed by Angeline Boulley in ink to title page. Seventh Printing. 9 1/4" X 6 1/4". 494pp. Light shelfwear to unclipped pictorial dust jacket featuring art by Moses Lunham, with very gentle bumping to spine ends. Bound in full black paper over boards, with spine lettered in metallic red. Gentle bumping to extremities. Binding is tight, firm, and sound. Pages are clean, bright, and unread. A very presentable signed copy of Angeline Boulley's debut novel, an instant #1 New York Times Bestseller soon to be adapted at Netflix for TV with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama's production company, Higher Ground.
ABOUT FIREKEEPER'S DAUGHTER:
For readers of Angie Thomas and Tommy Orange, Angeline Boulley's debut novel, Firekeeper's Daughter, is a groundbreaking YA thriller about a Native teen who must root out the corruption in her community.
Eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. She dreams of a fresh start at college, but when family tragedy strikes, Daunis puts her future on hold to look after her fragile mother. The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother Levi’s hockey team.
Yet even as Daunis falls for Jamie, she senses the dashing hockey star is hiding something. Everything comes to light when Daunis witnesses a shocking murder, thrusting her into an FBI investigation of a lethal new drug.
Reluctantly, Daunis agrees to go undercover, drawing on her knowledge of chemistry and Ojibwe traditional medicine to track down the source. But the search for truth is more complicated than Daunis imagined, exposing secrets and old scars. At the same time, she grows concerned with an investigation that seems more focused on punishing the offenders than protecting the victims.
Now, as the deceptions—and deaths—keep growing, Daunis must learn what it means to be a strong Anishinaabe kwe (Ojibwe woman) and how far she’ll go for her community, even if it tears apart the only world she’s ever known. Very good + / very good +. Item #9210