The marrow thieves
Award winning fiction, Bestsellers (Fiction), Canadian fiction, Canadian authors (Fiction), Indigenous peoples fiction, Indigenous peoples in Canada fiction
Human-narrated audio, Human-transcribed braille
In a future world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability to dream, and the dreamlessness has led to widespread madness. The only people still able to dream are North America's indigenous population - and it is their… marrow that holds the cure for the rest of the world. But getting the marrow - and dreams - means death for the unwilling donors. Driven to flight, a 15-year-old and his companions struggle for survival, attempt to reunite with loved ones, and take refuge from the "recruiters" who seek them out to bring them to the marrow-stealing 'factories.' For senior high readers. Bestseller. Canada Reads 2018. Winner of the 2017 Governor General’s Award for Young People's Literature and the 2018 Amy Mathers Teen Book Award. Winner of the 2018 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young Adult Literature. 2017.