Living on the Borderlines

Living on the Borderlines

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Melissa Michal
Both on and off the rez, characters contend with identity as contemporary Haudenosaunee peoples.


Paperback Edition
ISBN: 9781936932467
Publication Date: 02-12-2019

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Cover art by Natasha Smoke Santiago

In Living on the Borderlines, intergenerational memory and trauma slips into everyday life: a teenager struggles to understand her grandmother’s silences, a man contemplates what it means to preserve tradition in the wake of the “disappearing Indian” myth, and a young woman searches for a cave that has called to her family for generations.

With these stories, debut writer Melissa Michal weaves together an understated and contemplative collection exploring what it means to be Indigenous.

“The stories in Living on the Borderlines cross bloodlines, heart lines, and cultural lines, powerfully charting what it is to be human in a world that works to divide us.” —Susan Power, author of Sacred Wilderness