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Joseph Boyden’s Three Day Road is a brilliant novel. You will suffer a bit, but it’s overwhelmingly worth the voyage. Boyden strips away unnecessary embellishments and tells his story with the starkness and simplicity that does justice to the raw worlds of bush and trench.

Joseph Boyden’s Three Day Road is a brilliant novel. It is an absorbing read, with chilling, exhaustive detail about the butchery of animals and soldiers. But the net effect is ory, even-as the reader is drawn into the Cree network of spirits, voices, and stories.

Three Day Road is Boyden’s first novel, a remarkable tale of two young Cree Indians from Canada who experience the horrors and brutality of trench warfare during WWI. Best friends Xavier Bird and Elijah Whiskeyjack use the craft. Best friends Xavier Bird and Elijah Whiskeyjack use the craft they learned hunting in the area around Hudson Bay to become sharpshooters. A parallel story line tells of Niska, Xavier's aunt, a Cree medicine woman who chose to live by her wits in the woods rather than enter the reservation. Her story, told as she paddles her wounded nephew back home after the war is over, tells of the sad decline of Cree culture.

Three Day Road is the first novel from Canadian writer Joseph Boyden. Joseph’s maternal grandfather, as well as an uncle on his father’s side, served as soldiers during the First World War, and Boyden draws upon a wealth of family narratives

Three Day Road is the first novel from Canadian writer Joseph Boyden. Joseph’s maternal grandfather, as well as an uncle on his father’s side, served as soldiers during the First World War, and Boyden draws upon a wealth of family narratives. This novel follows the journey of two young Cree men, Xavier and Elijah, who volunteer for that war and become snipers during the conflict. The book was generally critically well received.

Author Joseph Boyden weaves together the first-person narratives of both Niska and Xavier. Xavier’s story is unfolded through a series of flashbacks during his drug-induced state.

Joseph Boyden is the author of a collection of stories. he is a regular contributor to a number of magazines in Canada. He divides his time between Ontario and Louisiana, where he teaches English at the University of New Orleans. Библиографические данные.

I arranged it so that he lies back in the canoe, his head on his pack. I found him this morning on the beach, shivering and half conscious. What happened over there has wrecked him. see him putting those needles in his arm. They are a part of what’s killing him. But something far worse is consuming Xavier from the inside. It’s this that I must figure out how to remove. I wish it were simply a matter of finding the right root in the bush. This is a sickness I’ve not had to face before.

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It is 1919, and Niska, the last Oji-Cree woman to live off the land, has received word that one of the two boys she saw off to the Great War has returned.

Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden. How to tell if your best friend's gone Windigo. In the trenches he becomes the teacher, or at least, the senior partner, picking off the soldiers that Xavier spots for him. But as the war progresses, Xavier cannot evade the knowledge that his friend, protégé and protector has taken to war with a more than human blood-lust. Perhaps the most startling success of this book is the way it combines a tale of racial and cultural displacement with a mystic saga. The Windigo, symbol of despair, prowls through these pages. His icy bite is as terrible in the trenches as in the woody wastes of Canada.


Comments: (7)

Kerry
It was a hard book to put down. The characters are so well written that you think about them during the day as if you knew them and wondered about their well being. My husband read it at the same time and we were constantly asking how far each were in the book so we could talk about it. I loved it as a piece of literature and at the same time I learned a bit of history. It's books like these that make it hard to find another when you are done, because my expectations are so high. I hope I haven't raised your expectations too high but please give it a try!
Nayatol
When I got this book I did not read the description closely and thought this would be about a travel through the Canadian wilderness. However the story was predominantly about WWI, with a bit of the Canadian wilderness.

I do not often read books about war, but this book was phenomenal. The horrific images of a terrible time and place told in an unflinching manner. Eloquent, exceptional and near perfect.

This is not a page turner, rather a slow read that wants the read to absorb every word.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough and feel the mere 5 stars cannot communicate the power of this novel.
Daiktilar
I read The Orenda by Joseph Boyden and was so captivated by his writing style that I immediately ordered Three Day Road. In the same way that The Orenda sucked me into the story with it's details of life in a Huron village in the 1600's, Three Day Road let me experience life in the trenches of WWI. It was shocking, frightening and ultimately unforgettable to read what men suffered in this war. From the frequent rain producing deep mud to struggle through, boots that never dried and trench foot to the constant wet, woolen uniforms infested with lice, Boyden's ability to describe the misery and discomfort these soldiers dealt with every day was so powerful. The loss of innocence, the loss of sanity, the loss of life and friendship - all of these are described in vivid details through the eyes of Xavier, a young Cree soldier who has enlisted with his friend Elijah to fight in a Canadian regiment. Xavier and Elijah become snipers based on their excellent marksmanship from years of living in the Canadian bush. The book begins in Northern Ontario as a very damaged Xavier returns from the Front with extreme physical and psychological damage to deal with. The chapters alternate from the perspective of Xavier and his Aunt Niska, A Cree medicine woman who wishes to ease Xavier's mind and heal his body. I cannot give you more details, but I can highly recommend this book. It is a serious and powerful read that reinforces the price young men face in war and the great debt all of society owes them when they return.
Usishele
“Three Day Road” is Boyden’s first novel, a remarkable tale of two young Cree Indians from Canada who experience the horrors and brutality of trench warfare during WWI. Best friends Xavier Bird and Elijah Whiskeyjack use the craft they learned hunting in the area around Hudson Bay to become sharpshooters. Elijah is flamboyant, while Xavier is reserved. Elijah racks up an astonishing number of kill, but becomes a morphine addict while walking a fine line between heroism and murder. A parallel story line tells of Niska, Xavier's aunt, a Cree medicine woman who chose to live by her wits in the woods rather than enter the reservation. Her story, told as she paddles her wounded nephew back home after the war is over, tells of the sad decline of Cree culture. Boyden vividly portrays the chaos, fear, discomfort and courage of the soldiers who found themselves in the trenches of the Western Front. He proves to be a gifted storyteller.
Conjuril
This is a magnificent novel taking us from the battle fields in war-torn France in World War I to the forests of northern Canada where the Cree people trapped and lived. It is a tale told by Xavier Bird, a sniper in the Canadian forces in the war. It is also the tale told by his shaman aunt, Nieka, who is a healer and exorcist for the Cree people. It is also the tale of one of the most fascinating characters in contemporary fiction, Elijah Whiskeyjack, Xavier’s best friend and companion in childhood and in wartime. Xavier was reared by his aunt in the backwoods after she takes him from a French Catholic boarding school for native children. He learns the way of the wild natural world but wants a friend. He goes and brings back Elijah from the school and they become closer than brothers as they hunt all day in the northern forests. At age 19 they decide to join the Canadian armed forces and go to Europe to fight the Germans. Boyden does an excellent job of showing the tension between people of two different cultures working and living together under hard conditions. The young men soon display considerable marksmanship and become snipers, sent out into no-man’s-land to kill the unsuspecting German who has let his guard down for a mere second. Boyden does a masterful job of showing Xavier’s growing distaste for killing while showing Elijah’s growing addiction to killing other men. The descriptions of the deep forests of northern Canada are excellent but it is the blow by blow descriptions of warfare that makes this book absolutely exceptional. Boyden’s narrative skills create a world of horror and tension on the front lines of an insane struggle to kill and avoid death. Boyden has also written a book which reaches resolution at the end with all mysteries solved. He does this very well and thee novel is as tightly well constructed as any I have read in years. I recommend the book for several reasons including the careful descriptions of native life in Canada as well as the outstanding war scenes throughout the book. The story is compelling, the characters are vivid and alive, and the theme of damaged souls and healing souls is universal and important.
Three Day Road download epub
World Literature
Author: Joseph Boyden
ISBN: 0670063622
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: World Literature
Language: English
Publisher: Viking Adult; First edition (2005)