The Breathing Hole - Aglu (Paperback)

The Breathing Hole - Aglu By Colleen Murphy, Janet Tamalik McGrath (Translator), Siobhan Arnatsiaq-Murphy (With) Cover Image

The Breathing Hole - Aglu (Paperback)


Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days

In 1535, Hummiktuq, an Inuit widow, has a strange dream about the future. The next day, she discovers a bear cub floating on a piece of ice near a breathing hole. Despite the concerns of her community, she adopts him as her own and names him Angu'řuaq. In 1845, Angu'řuaq and his mate Panik wander into a chance meeting between Inuit hunters and explorers from the Franklin Expedition. By 2029, when surveyors and entrepreneurs examine the now-melting land for future opportunities, Angu'řuaq encounters the passengers and crew of a luxury cruise ship as it slinks through the oily waters of the Northwest Passage.

Humorous and dramatic, and published in both English and Nattilingmiutut, The Breathing Hole is a respectful and profound saga that traces the paths of colonialism and climate change, revealing the devastating scars left on the land and in history.

Product Details ISBN: 9780369101105
ISBN-10: 0369101103
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Publication Date: December 29th, 2020
Pages: 144
Language: English