Through Black Spruce
|Genre||Canadian Literature, First Nations|
|September 9, 2008|
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
|Pages||360 p. (Viking Canada (Penguin Group) hardcover edition)|
|ISBN||ISBN 978-0-670-06363-5 (Penguin Group Canada)|
|Preceded by||Three Day Road|
|Followed by||The Orenda|
Through Black Spruce is set in Moosonee, Ontario and is narrated by Will Bird and his niece Annie Bird with the narration switching between chapters.
Will, a former bush pilot, is in a coma. Over the course of the novel Will recounts the events of the previous year which led to him being in a coma to his nieces, Annie and Suzanne. Meanwhile, in the present day, Annie recounts the previous year of her life and her sojourns to Toronto, Montreal and New York City to a comatose Will in an attempt to help to revive him from his coma.
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