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The Archaeologists follows six people from the fictional edge city Wississauga whose lives intersect when bones are discovered in a backyard overlooking the site of a proposed thoroughfare. As personal beliefs are challenged and lives are turned upside down, they each must grapple with the big questions--the environment, consumerism, ennui, repatriation.
Paperback, 354 pages
Published September 30th 2016 by Arbeiter Ring
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For example the character Susan is a red headed white person who wears Native garb and claims to be given the "Proudfeather" name in a ceremony from Indigenous peoples. She spends her time protesting for their ri
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