Empire of Wild
Cherie Dimaline (Morrow)
Dimaline draws on the Métis myth of the werewolflike Rogarou in this irresistible quest narrative. After Joan’s husband, Victor, disappears from their First Nations community of Arcand, Ontario, Joan tracks the Rogarou in search of answers. Dimaline takes readers from Ontario to New York to New Orleans and beyond to describe Joan and Victor’s passionate courtship and his gradual acceptance by her family, informing Joan’s rabid desperation. This literary thriller is a must-read.