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The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy
Dimaline, Cherie
Theytus Books / Softcover / 2013-10-01 / 198688631X
Aboriginal Issues
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351 pages
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From award-winning author Cherie Dimaline comes a tale of struggle hope and the kind of magic that can only happen when you mix the Mississippi and the Georgian Bay.

Rudy Bloom has a lot going on; her mother is eating herself to death, a soul crushing museum job, and her flamboyant best friend who humiliates and saves her in equal doses. And then there’s a galaxy of odd planets that spin around her head. When Ruby’s sent to New Orleans for work, she finds an astronomer in an attic that just might be the way out of her chaotic solar system.


"Cherie Dimaline writes like an angel. One tough hard-edged angel, but an angel nonetheless." - Tomson Highway

"Cherie Dimaline is a fabulous writer, a fierce Metis poet-warrior who dances and slashes her way through the hallucinogenic heartbreak and hilarity of contemporary Indigenous experience in Canada. Her word-worlds are tough, tender, and terrifying; she'll tear your heart out, and you will be better - and grateful - for the experience. I've long been a fan of her work, but this book is something fresh and wonderful, and with it she shows again why she's a writer to watch. The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy will grace you with its beauty, touch you with its truth, and haunt your imaginations." - Daniel Heath Justice Ph.D.

About the Author:

Cherie Dimaline is a Métis author and editor whose award-winning fiction has been published and anthologized internationally. Her first book, Red Rooms, was published in 2007, and her novel The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy was released in 2013. In 2014, she was named the Emerging Artist of the Year at the Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, and became the first Aboriginal Writer in Residence for the Toronto Public Library. Her book A Gentle Habit was published in August 2016. The Marrow Thieves has won the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Kirkus Prize; it is a finalist for the White Pine Award, was named to the Globe and Mail Top 100 and was selected for CBC’s Canada Reads.

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