The Colour of Dried Bones

This collection of intertwined short stories shows the life of a young Ojibway woman as she struggles to find her place in society, within her relationships, and within her own body. In her exploration of different moments in her life, she also explores her relationships with her family, her people, and the people around her. Through observation and intense seeking, she breaks through her confusion and eventually, finds a voice that is her own-even if she does not yet recognize it. Ultimately, she discovers that she must look within herself to determine her outcome. That only by travelling homeward, to her roots at her reserve, can she find the path that leads to healing and rest.

LESLEY BELLEAU was born and raised in Garden River First Nation, located outside Sault Ste. Marie, ON. She is Ojibway, and holds an MA in Literature and Creative Writing. She writes fiction, poetry plays, and spoken word pieces. Her poetry and short stories have been published in Rampike Magazine, Yellow Medicine Review, and by Theytus Books. She is currently a faculty member at Algoma University.

Published by Kegedonce Press

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