Urbane

By (author): Anna Marie Sewell

“I should have punched her in the face.” With these words, Hazel’s back. Having survived a stint as a werewolf’s accomplice on a mission of vengeance and redemption, Amiskwaciy’s notoriously unknown detective and self-professed asshole Hazel LeSage returns. The aftermath of violence has left Hazel with questions, wounds and unexpected friends including Shanaya Bhattacharya, a most unusual lawyer whose thirst for wrongs to right leads her and Hazel into the claws of a conspiracy. Hazel and Shanaya set out to find Hazel’s ex-husband and renegotiate the terms of their divorce, in which Hazel unjustly lost her land. They stumble into a deadly conspiracy entangling the rural lands surrounding their home city of Amiskwaciy. Taking it on will force Hazel to come to terms with her past; surviving will mean accepting some most unexpected allies.Meanwhile in Amiskwaciy, Hazel’s nephew Devin, shaken to the core by the violent death of his childhood friend, has gone to ground in an unlikely lair. To emerge whole, he must get to grips with the primal wildness of his soul and begin to become a man of worth on his own terms. Welcome back to Amiskwaciy, where the mythic has its feet up on your coffee table, and what you see might not be all you get. Urbane is the sequel to Humane, Anna Marie Sewell’s best-selling 2020 first novel from Stonehouse Publishing.

Anna Marie Sewell
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Anna Marie Sewell

Anna Marie Sewell is an award-winning multi-genre writer/performer, whose career has centred around collaborative multidisciplinary work, including Ancestors & Elders, Reconciling Edmonton (which featured the first ever Round Dance at Edmonton’s City Hall), Braidings, Honour Songs and Heart of the Flower. As Edmonton’s 4th Poet Laureate, Anna Marie created and curated The PoemCatcher public art installation. She founded and ran Big Sky Theatre, a three year training and performance project producing original Aboriginal (it was the 90s) theatre with urban youth. She is also a founding member of the Stroll of Poets, which has provided an entrée into Edmonton’s public poetry community since 1991.

Anna Marie authored two critically-acclaimed (and much-shortlisted) poetry collections, Fifth World Drum (Frontenac House, 2009), and 2018’s For the Changing Moon: Poems & Songs (Thistledown Press). Her essays and articles appear in Eighteen Bridges, Alberta Views, New Trail, Write Magazine, Legacy and various scholarly publications. She’s even had a recipe published in a cookbook.

Urbane is Anna Marie’s second novel, a much anticipated sequel to Humane (Stonehouse, 2020). She lives in Edmonton, Alberta.


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“I should have punched her in the face.” With these words, Hazel’s back. Having survived a stint as a werewolf’s accomplice on a mission of vengeance and redemption, Amiskwaciy’s notoriously unknown detective and self-professed asshole Hazel LeSage returns. The aftermath of violence has left Hazel with questions, wounds and unexpected friends including Shanaya Bhattacharya, a most unusual lawyer whose thirst for wrongs to right leads her and Hazel into the claws of a conspiracy. Hazel and Shanaya set out to find Hazel’s ex-husband and renegotiate the terms of their divorce, in which Hazel unjustly lost her land. They stumble into a deadly conspiracy entangling the rural lands surrounding their home city of Amiskwaciy. Taking it on will force Hazel to come to terms with her past; surviving will mean accepting some most unexpected allies.Meanwhile in Amiskwaciy, Hazel’s nephew Devin, shaken to the core by the violent death of his childhood friend, has gone to ground in an unlikely lair. To emerge whole, he must get to grips with the primal wildness of his soul and begin to become a man of worth on his own terms. Welcome back to Amiskwaciy, where the mythic has its feet up on your coffee table, and what you see might not be all you get. Urbane is the sequel to Humane, Anna Marie Sewell’s best-selling 2020 first novel from Stonehouse Publishing.

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Dimensions:

300 Pages
7.75in * 5in * 1in
1lb

Published:

June 01, 2023

Country of Publication:

CA

ISBN:

9781988754444

Book Subjects:

FICTION / Indigenous

Language:

eng

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