"Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick for me is The Orenda by Joseph Boyden. I have not read anything by this author but this book does sound like a captivating read.
I awake. A few minutes, maybe, of troubled sleep. My teeth chatter so violently I can taste that I’ve bitten my swollen tongue. Spitting red into the snow, I try to rise but my body has seized. The older Huron, their leader, the one who kept us walking all night around the big lake rather than across it because of some ridiculous dream, stands above me with a thorn club. These men and the weight they give their dreams. It will be the end of them.
Although I still know only a little of their language, I understand the words the man whispers and I force myself to roll when the club swings toward me. he thorns bite into my back and the bile of curses that pour from my mouth make the group of Hurons watching intently cover their mouths with laughter. I am sorry, Lord, to use your name in vain.
Due Out: September 10, 2013
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Canada an Imprint of Penguin Canada