In Search of April Raintree Critical By Beatrice MosionierEdited by Cheryl SuzackContributions by Janice Acoose, Michael Creal, Peter Cumming, Margery Fee, Agnes Grant, Helen Hoy, Jeanne Perreault, Jo-Ann Thom, and Heather Zwicker Imprint: HighWater Press Categories: Fiction, Indigenous & Aboriginal, Coming of Age, 20th Century, Siblings Show edition details Paperback : 9781894110433, 343 pages, January 1999 Ebook (PDF) : 9781774920077, 343 pages, February 2022 Ebook (EPUB) : 9781774920084, 343 pages, February 2022 Paperback $26.00 Ebook (PDF) $21.00 Ebook (EPUB) $21.00 View Table of Contents Share: Table of contents IntroductionIn Search of April Raintree Critical EssaysDeploying Identity in the Face of Racism Margery Fee The Problem of “Searching” For April Raintree Janice Acoose Abuse and Violence: April Raintree’s Human Rights (if she had any) Agnes Grant The Special Time Beatrice Culleton Mosionier “What Constitutes a Meaningful Life?”: Identity Quest(ion)s in In Search of April Raintree Michael Creal In Search of Cheryl Raintree, and Her Mother Jeanne Perreault “Nothing But the Truth”: Discursive Transparency in Beatrice Culleton Helen Hoy The Effect of Readers’ Responses on the Development of Aboriginal Literature in Canada: A Study of Maria Campbell’s Halfbreed, Beatrice Culleton’s In Search of April Raintree, and Richard Wagamese’s Keeper’n Me Jo-Ann Thom “The Only Dirty Book”: The Rape of April Raintree Peter Cumming The Limits of Sisterhood Heather Zwicker Contributors Intimate, hopeful, and impossible to put down, Beatrice Mosionier’s timeless classic is thoughtfully analyzed in this critical edition. Description Memories. Some memories are elusive, fleeting, like a butterfly that touches down and is free until it is caught. Others are haunting. You'd rather forget them, but they won't be forgotten. And some are always there. No matter where you are, they are there, too.In this moving story of legacy and reclamation, two young sisters are taken from their home and family. Powerless in a broken system, April and Cheryl are separated and placed in different foster homes. Despite the distance, they remain close, even as their decisions threaten to divide them emotionally, culturally, and geographically. As one sister embraces her Métis identity, the other tries to leave it behind.Will the sisters’ bond survive as they struggle to make their way in a society that is often indifferent, hostile, and violent?The first edition of In Search of April Raintree, published in 1984, has since touched many generations of readers, becoming a Canadian school classic. In this edition, ten critical essays accompany one of the best-known texts by an Indigenous author in Canada.