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July-August 2017

REVIEW: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s powerful new poetry collection

Inside This Accident of Being Lost

Jessica Rose

9781487001278This Accident of Being Lost
By Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
House of Anansi, $19.95

This Accident of Being Lost is a powerful collection of short stories and songs by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, a Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg scholar, writer and artist, who is quickly becoming known as one of the country’s greatest storytellers. Unique in its fragmented and casual, yet lyrical and elegant language, This Accident of Being Lost introduces readers to memorable and resilient characters, most grappling with uncertainty. From boreal forests to the Great Lakes, and from urban centres to rural communities, This Accident of Being Lost forces readers to look at Canada differently.

Jessica Rose is This's reviews editor.

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