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Drawing on both lived experience and cultural memory, Norma Dunning brings together six powerful new short stories centred on modern-day Inuk characters in Tainna. Ranging from homeless to extravagantly wealthy, from spiritual to jaded, young to elderly, and even from alive to deceased, Dunning’s characters are united by shared feelings of alienation, displacement and loneliness resulting from their experiences in southern Canada.


  • Short-listed, Short Story Collection Award at the Alberta Literary Awards 2022
  • Short-listed, 2021 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award 2021
  • Short-listed, ReLit Award (Short Fiction) 2022
  • Winner, Governor General’s Literary Awards 2021