The Orenda

By Joseph Boyden

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Set in 17th-century Canada, this powerful narrative alternates between a Huron warrior, an Iroquois girl, and a French Jesuit missionary. Punctuated by descriptions of the daily life and spiritual beliefs of the Huron people, (including the orenda – the life force of all things), the novel follows the cultural clashes and warfare of the aboriginal peoples. A powerful read full of intimate character portrayals.

Perfect for:

  • Anyone interested in the history of aboriginal peoples – particularly those who enjoy strong, historical fiction.
  • Lovers of suspenseful yet lyrical writing.
  • Readers with a solid stomach for depictions of torture. 
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