The Marrow ThievesBook - 2017
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In a future devastated by climate change, the trauma endured by the survivors have left them without the ability to dream - with the exception of the Indigenous Peoples, who preserve and carry dreams woven into their bone marrow. Frenchie, the reluctant Métis protagonist must survive and evade th... Read More »
In a dystopian world where global warming has become an absolute reality, people have lost the ability to dream, and the only people capable of this skill that are Indigenous groups. But getting the marrow and the ability to dream means finding donors, and Canada's Indigenous are now the targets ... Read More »
In a future Canada almost completely destroyed by global warming, society has crumbled and people have lost the ability to dream, causing widespread madness. The only dreamers left are Indigenous people, who are forced to flee or be captured by government ‘recruiters’. Victims are taken to harves... Read More »
In a future world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability to dream, and the dreamlessness has led to widespread madness. The only people still able to dream are North America's indigenous population, and it is their marrow that holds the cure for the rest of the world. But getting... Read More »
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Fifteen-year-old Frenchie is a survivor, the last remaining member of his family after seeing his brother snatched by the government. In a near-future where the world is falling apart thanks to the results of global warming, society is also plagued by a new problem. People have forgotten how to dream, and this dreamlessness is slowly driving them mad. Only the Indigenous population retains the ability to dream, and it is their bone marrow that seems to hold the key to why they have not succumbed to this new plague. As the madness spreads, the government takes a page from history, and begins herding the remaining First Nations people into facilities modeled on residential schools, where their marrow is harvested at the cost of their lives. The few who remain free push northward into the wilderness, trying outrun the reach of the government. But a confrontation with the Recruiters is inevitable, and one day there will be nowhere left to run.
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