Métis millennial Lucky St. James is barely hanging on when she learns she'll be evicted from the tiny Toronto apartment she shares with her cantankerous but loving grandmother. But one night, she finds a tarnished silver spoon, humming with otherworldly energy, etched with a crooked-nosed witch and the word SALEM. She has no idea that the spoon connects her to a teeming network of witches across North America who have anxiously awaited her discovery.
An absolute thrill ride of a book, a page-turner of the highest order ... Socially, historically, and politically astute ... Self-acceptance, relationships, and love are at the core of this novel’s magic ... A powerful and unique reading experience, threaded through with humour and peril.
...we are shown a vibrantly diverse cross section of womanhood as well as folk beliefs and magical thought across the country ... Fans of magical realism and ladies getting stuff done will enjoy this ride.
A propulsive read full of intriguing detail, this novel is well written, engaging, and, more than anything, enjoyable. If the dichotomy between the feminine (good) and masculine (bad) is a bit stark, this is made up for by the genuine affection the reader will feel for Dimaline’s irreverent, badass witches as they battle for the future of their family and the future of the world, one and the same in Dimaline’s inclusive vision.