A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape

Finalist, Hilary Weston Writers’ belief Prize for Non-Fiction

When Candace Savage and her accomplice purchase a home within the romantic little city of Eastend, she has no concept what awaits her. at the start she enjoys exploring the realm round their new domestic, together with the boyhood haunts of the distinguished American author Wallace Stegner, the again roads of the Cypress Hills, the dinosaur skeletons on the T.Rex Discovery Centre, the fossils to be present in the dust-dry hills. She additionally revels in her encounters with the wild population of this mysterious land-three coyotes in a ditch at evening, their eyes glinting in the dead of night; a deer on the window; a cougar pussy-footing it via a gully a couple of minutes' stroll from town.

But as Savage explores additional, she uncovers a darker reality-a tale of cruelty and survival set within the still-recent past--and reveals that she needs to re-examine the tale she grew up with because the daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter of prairie homesteaders.

Beautifully written, impeccably researched, and imbued with Savage's ardour for this position, A Geography of Blood bargains either a stunning re-creation of plains historical past and an unforgettable portrait of the windswept, shining nation of the Cypress Hills.

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