ConsumptionBook - 2006
Born on the tundra in the early 1950s, Victoria knows nothing but the nomadic hunting life of the Inuit until, at the age of ten, she is evacuated to a southern sanitarium for the treatment of tuberculosis. For six years she has no way to contact her parents. When she is finally sent home at 16, she steps off the plane into a world that has changed radically. Vividly evoking the modern contradictions of the north - walrus meat and convenience food, midnight sun and 24-hour satellite TV - Patterson takes us into the heart of Victoria's internal exile. Inevitably, violence strikes Victoria's world, followed quickly by horrifying medical tragedy.
Publisher: Toronto : Random House, c2006
Branch Call Number: FICTION PAT
Characteristics: 394 p. ; 24 cm