Cherie Dimaline

Cherie Dimaline

Cherie Dimaline’s YA novel, The Marrow Thieves, shot to the top of the bestseller lists when it was published in 2017. It won the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Kirkus Prize, and the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature. It was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award and a fan favourite in the 2018 edition of CBC Canada Reads. Thunderbird Entertainment is currently adapting The Marrow Thieves for television, with Dimaline writing the first season and executive producing. From the Georgian Bay Métis Community in Ontario, she lives in Toronto.

Twitter: @cherie_dimaline 
Instagram: @cherie.dimaline

Empire of Wild will not let you go. Mix werewolves unlike you’ve ever read before with the mythos-expanding struggles of American Gods and blend with Cherie Dimaline’s newest heroine, the complex and wonderful Joan of Arcand, and the result is inventive, engrossing, poetic and thrilling. Empire is Dimaline’s most accomplished book yet.” — Eden Robinson


Empire of Wild

<em>Empire of Wild</em> is inspired by the traditional Métis story of the Rogarou – a werewolf-like creature that haunts the roads and woods of Métis communities. A messed-up, grown-up Little Red Riding Hood, Joan has been searching for her husband, Victor, ever since he went missing. One terrible, hungover morning in a Walmart parking lot in a little town near Georgian Bay, she is drawn to a revival tent where the local Métis have been flocking to hear a charismatic preacher named Eugene Wolff. As she is about to leave, she hears an unmistakable voice. She turns, and there is Victor. The same face, the same eyes, the same hands. But his hair is short and he’s wearing a suit and he doesn’t recognize her at all. No, he insists, she’s the one suffering a delusion: he’s the Reverend Wolff and his only mission is to bring his people to Jesus. Except that, as Joan soon discovers, that’s not all the enigmatic Wolff is doing.

The Marrow Thieves

<p class="Body75105BooksBios"><span lang="EN-US">Just when you think you have nothing to lose, they come for your dreams. Humanity has nearly destroyed its world through global warming, but now an even greater evil lurks. The Indigenous people of North America are being hunted and harvested for their bone marrow, which carries the key to recovering something the rest of the population has lost: the ability to dream. In this dark world, Frenchie and his companions struggle to survive as they make their way up north to the old lands. For now, survival means staying hidden – but what they don’t know is that one of them holds the secret to defeating the marrow thieves.</span></p>

<h3>DIVE DEEPER</h3>
<li>“The Marrow Thieves author Cherie Dimaline remains true to her role as a Métis “storykeeper” amid international acclaim” — <a href=""><em>Quill &amp; Quire</em></a></li>
<li>“How Cherie Dimaline found hope in a dystopian future” — <a href=""><em></em></a></li>
<li>“Cherie Dimaline says the power in naming and defining success is cultural” — <a href=""><em>The Walrus</em></a></li>

ALL EVENTS WITH Cherie Dimaline

12 PM
Tasty Bites: Cherie Dimaline
Oct 16 @ 12 PM MT - 12:50 PM MT

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

1221 2 St SW
7 PM
Indigenous Voices Showcase
Oct 16 @ 7 PM MT - 8:30 PM MT

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Central Library

800 3 Street SE