Nyla has an affinity to fire. A neglected teen in a small northern town–trying to escape a mother battling her own terrors–she is kicked out and struggles through life on the streets. Desperate for love, Nyla accidentally sets fire to her ex’s building and is then incarcerated for arson. Through community-led diversion, Nyla finds herself on a reserve as their firekeeper. But when climate change-induced wildfires threaten her new home, she knows intimately how to fight back.

The fourth book from acclaimed writer Katłįà brings a Northern Indigenous perspective to the destructive effects of ongoing colonialism. Displaying Katłįà’s enthralling storytelling style, Firekeeper is a coming-of-age tale that addresses intergenerational trauma by reclaiming culture, belonging and identity.

Join Nyla on her healing journey through the fire to sacred waters.

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