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The Marrow Thieves (Paperback)

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It isn’t very often that I come across a book that can inspire a three hour long book club discussion, and I had to drag myself away before it became four. The amount of cultural commentary, historical parallels, and pure emotional punch that Dimaline packs into less than 250 pages is incredible and stands with the best of the best in post-apocalyptic fiction. The characters are heartachingly vivid, the world-building is nuanced and elegant, and the future she foretells resembles our dark past in disturbingly prophetic ways. However, even in the face of all the negative, there is true beauty to be found in this story. The love the characters have for each other, the strength they find in their communities, and their defiant refusal to give up is extremely powerful, and it left me craving more. Dimaline is a powerhouse, and I can’t wait to read the next in the series.

— From David's Staff Picks


Winner of the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award (Young People's Literature - Text)
Winner of the 2017 Kirkus Prize
Winner of the 2018 Sunburst Award
Winner of the 2018 Amy Mathers Teen Book Award
Winner of the 2018 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and M tis Young Adult Literature

Just when you think you have nothing left to lose, they come for your dreams.

Humanity has nearly destroyed its world through global warming, but now an even greater evil lurks. The Indigenous people of North America are being hunted and harvested for their bone marrow, which carries the key to recovering something the rest of the population has lost: the ability to dream. In this dark world, Frenchie and his companions struggle to survive as they make their way up north to the old lands. For now, survival means staying hidden - but what they don't know is that one of them holds the secret to defeating the marrow thieves.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781770864863
ISBN-10: 1770864865
Publisher: Dcb Young Readers
Publication Date: September 1st, 2017
Pages: 260
Language: English