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Split Tooth From the internationally acclaimed Inuit throat singer who has dazzled and enthralled the world with music it had never heard before, a fierce, tender, heartbreaking story unlike anything you ve ever readFact can be as strange as fiction It can also be as dark, as violent, as rapturous In the end, there may be no difference between themA girl grows up in Nunavut in the s She knows joy, and friendship, and parents love She knows boredom, and listlessness, and bullying She knows the tedium of the everyday world, and the raw, amoral power of the ice and sky, the seductive energy of the animal world She knows the ravages of alcohol, and violence at the hands of those she should be able to trust She sees the spirits that surround her, and the immense power that dwarfs all of us When she becomes pregnant, she must navigate all thisVeering back and forth between the grittiest features of a small arctic town, the electrifying proximity of the world of animals, and ravishing world of myth, Tanya Tagaq explores a world where the distinctions between good and evil, animal and human, victim and transgressor, real and imagined lose their meaning, but the guiding power of love remainsHaunting, brooding, exhilarating, and tender all at once, Tagaq moves effortlessly between fiction and memoir, myth and reality, poetry and prose, and conjures a world and a heroine readers will never forget In 2001, I first saw Inuit art I mean real and in person And, I fell in love with it It was telling a story, even though I might not know what that story was, but it was still telling a story So, I started to read up on the culture I developed a taste for Inuit throat singing Eventually, I heard about Tanya Tagaq, when she won the Polaris award I got the album Uja is one my all time favorite pieces of music When I found out that Tagaq had a book coming out, I had to pre order it Sp In 2001, I first saw Inuit art I mean real and in person And, I fell in love with it It was telling a story, even though I might not know what that story was, but it was still telling a story So, I started to read up on the culture I developed a taste for Inuit throat singing Eventually, I heard about Tanya Tagaq, when she won the Polaris award I got the album Uja is one my all time favorite pieces of music When I found out that Tagaq had a book coming out, I had to pre order it Spilt Tooth is one of those fictional books that may, most likely, somewhat contains some non fiction details It chronicles the life of a young Inuit girl as she grows to adulthood She lives in Nunavat Eventually she becomes pregnant The novel is a thing of beauty A combination of belief, myth, storytelling, heartbreak, nature, and poetry There are so many beautiful images in this book the stealing of a boy s pants, the taking of an animal home, the foxes, the Northern Lights But there is harshness too because it is the North and life can be harsh There is fear And the ending, oh the ending oof Tanya Tagaq is just such a goddamn gem And I don t know what to even say about this book of hers.I feel like I didn t understand half of this book, because so much of it is written in lyrical poetry and I ve never been one to digest poetry well But I also feel like my mind just sucked everything right up and I somehow, naturally, just get it.I feel like I didn t enjoy reading this in the usual sense, but at the same time I m grateful for having done so.This book is powerful It s strange It Tanya Tagaq is just such a goddamn gem And I don t know what to even say about this book of hers.I feel like I didn t understand half of this book, because so much of it is written in lyrical poetry and I ve never been one to digest poetry well But I also feel like my mind just sucked everything right up and I somehow, naturally, just get it.I feel like I didn t enjoy reading this in the usual sense, but at the same time I m grateful for having done so.This book is powerful It s strange It s difficult It s magical It s sad and beautiful and jarring It s a book I think as many people as possible should read Now also available in German EisfuchsWhile listening to the audiobook, I was reminded of Bj rk, and then I found out that Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq has actually worked with her on Med lla and the Vespertine World Tour That said, you can obviously expect something unconventional and genre defying when picking up Tagaq s debut as a writer and while Split Tooth was longlisted for the Giller Prize which is awarded to Canadian novels or short story collections, you could also perceive this Now also available in German EisfuchsWhile listening to the audiobook, I was reminded of Bj rk, and then I found out that Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq has actually worked with her on Med lla and the Vespertine World Tour That said, you can obviously expect something unconventional and genre defying when picking up Tagaq s debut as a writer and while Split Tooth was longlisted for the Giller Prize which is awarded to Canadian novels or short story collections, you could also perceive this book as a fictionalized memoir or as a collage of different poetic text forms In mesmerizing, lyrical and sometimes disturbing vignettes, the author takes the perspective of a young indigenous girl who grows up in Nunavat in the 1970s as Tagaq did The book talks about violence, abuse, alcoholism, drugs, family, and everyday life in the icy North of Canda, but thesetypical themes for a coming of age story are merged with a shamanic awakening the girl experiences with the onset of puberty Nature, myths and the spirit world become part of her, and she becomes part of them Tagaq finds a myriad of poetic ways to express the physical and spiritual world that entails the girl and her surroundings It s interesting to note that she compiled parts of the book out of her dream journals and notebooks of observations she made Ultimately, Tagaq s goal is also political This book is a representation of indigenous women, and it is written in the most honest, lyrical and beautiful way You can listen to me discussing the book in German here and here In case you re curious about Tagaq s award winning music, check this out

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