Bone House, The

By (author): Luanne Armstrong

British Columbia has changed. Globally, the weather has become extreme and unpredictable. Giant corporations rule. They are the beneficiaries of environmental laws imposed too late to help the world, but which can be used to control and impoverish the remaining population.

A young woman, Lia, escapes a Vancouver that has deteriorated into a landscape of gated communities, violent gangs, squalid squats, and sinister welfare agencies. She returns to her childhood home in the Kootenays and a commune where Magnus and his mother Ama and their eccentric neighbour, Matt, are determined not only to fight for their land but to understand the events that have shaped their lives.

The Bone House, a new novel by Luanne Armstrong, is a riveting tale of a world in which people have become endangered species. The memorable character and their resolve and hope will live on in the reader’s mind long after the end of The Bone House.


Luanne Armstrong

Luanne Armstrong holds a Ph.D in Education and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She has written twenty-five books, and has co-written or edited many other books through to publication. She has published novels, children’s books, memoir and books of essays, as well as poetry. Her most recent book is a collection of poetry and photography titled When We Are Broken: The Lake Elegy (Maa Press). Her most recent memoir was A Bright and Steady Flame (Caitlin Press, 2018), and her new book of essays, Going to Ground: Being and Place, was published by Caitlin Press in 2022. She has won or been nominated for many awards, including the Chocolate Lily Award, the BC Hubert Evans Award, the Moonbeam Award, the Red Cedar Award, Surrey Schools Book of the Year Award, the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Award, and the Silver Birch Award. Armstrong lives on Ktunaxa ?amak’is, “The People’s Land.”


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288 Pages
8.25in * 5.25in * 0.6in


December 05, 2002


New Star Books



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