The orenda: A novel

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"History reveals itself when, in the seventeenth century, a Jesuit missionary ventures into the Canadian wilderness in search of converts-the defining moment of first contact between radically different worlds. What unfolds over the next several years is truly epic, constantly illuminating and surprising, sometimes comic, always entrancing and ultimately all too human in its tragic grandeur. Christophe has been in the New World only a year when his native guides abandon him to flee their Iroquois pursuers. A Huron warrior and elder named Bird soon takes him prisoner, along with a young Iroquois girl, Snow Falls, whose family he has just killed, and holds them captive in his massive village. Champlain's Iron People have only recently begun trading with the Huron, who mistrust them as well as this Crow who has now trespassed onto their land; and her people, of course, have become the Huron's greatest enemy. Putting both to death would resolve the issue, but Bird sees Christophe as a potential envoy to those in New France, and Snow Falls as a replacement for his two daughters who were murdered by the Iroquois. The relationships between these three are reshaped again and again as life comes at them relentlessly: a dangerous trading mission, friendly exchanges with allied tribes, shocking victories and defeats in battle, and sicknesses the likes of which no one has ever witnessed. The Orenda traces a story of blood and hope, suspicion and trust, hatred and love, that comes to a head when Jesuit and Huron join together against the stupendous wrath of the Iroquois, when everything that any of them has ever known or believed faces nothing less than annihilation. A saga nearly four hundred years old, it is also timeless and eternal"--
Abandoned by his native guides a year after arriving in the New World, a seventeenth-century Jesuit missionary is taken prisoner by a Huron warrior in the Canadian wilderness and made to work as an emissary between rival nations at the side of an orphaned Iroquois girl.
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subject_facet Canada -- History -- 17th century -- Fiction, FICTION / Cultural Heritage, FICTION / Family Life, FICTION / Literary, Historical fiction, Jesuits -- Fiction, Native Americans -- Iroquois -- Fiction, Native Americans -- Wars -- Fiction, Native Americans -- Wyandot -- Fiction, Whites -- Relations with Indians -- Fiction
title_display The orenda
title_full The Orenda A novel, The orenda / Joseph Boyden
title_short The orenda
title_sub A novel
topic_facet Fiction, History, Iroquois, Literature, Native Americans, Relations with Indians, Wars, Whites, Wyandot