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Guernica Editions (Guernica World Editions), Spring 2019
276 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771834605
ISBN10: 1771834609
$25.00 Canada, $25.00 US

On a quest to rescue his community from a fiery demise Zak the poet-possum seeks assistance from rodent clans in the North and sets out on a journey into a vast and forbidding forest. But separated from his own surroundings and his wise bobcat companion, Sena, he quickly loses all sense of direction and becomes hopelessly lost in an ancient wilderness. Here, Zak enters a world of self-discovery as he struggles to survive starvation, wolf predation, drowning, illness and ice. Meanwhile, his forest-folk comrades he left behind suffer the menace of drought, wildfire, and the malicious deeds of Mungo, an indomitable villain actively ravaging precious ecosystems. Unbeknownst to everyone, the havoc originates inside a dark world whose terrifying resident has, itself, become familiar; and Zak will have a key role in events that ultimately end in a savage showdown.
shad • ow • shine \shad' ō shīn\ n. [For. Folk] (Pleistocene-Holocene epoch transition) illumination, usu. in the form of moving spots in a shaded background, created by the reflection of light from ripples on the surface of water

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