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River meets the sea : a novel / Rachael Moorthy.

Moorthy, Rachael, (author.).


An enthralling epic, River Meets the Sea traces the dual timelines of a white-passing Indigenous foster child in 1940s Vancouver and a teenage immigrant in the suburbs of Nanaimo in the 1970s. A natural-born storyteller, Ronny is a left-handed alley mutt without a birth certificate who hears his mother's voice in the surging Stó:lō River. Born in the middle of the ocean on a merchant ship departing Sri Lanka, Chandra is a Tamil boy with skin like a charred eggplant who finds solace swimming and surfing in the Salish Sea. Both are desperate to feel at home in their own skin. Moving gracefully between parallel stories like a wave, this spell-binding novel traces the seemingly separate lives of two spirited, sensitive young men and their everlasting connections to water. Their troubled paths inevitably cross, and they form a sacred bond based on the mutual understanding of what it means to be othered, illuminating the interconnectedness of humanity and our innate relationship with the natural world.

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  • ISBN: 9781487011420
  • Physical Description: 388 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Anansi, 2023.
Subject: Indigenous peoples > Fiction.
Canada > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff Municipal Library District. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff - Main Library.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Poplar Bluff - Main Library FIC MOORTHY (Text) 38420101800189 NEW ADULT DISPLAY - BOOKS Checked out 06/26/2023

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