In the harsh and forbidding landscape of the far north, the path of survival is as slender as a shard of ice. This is the story of the indomitable spirit of a beautiful young woman as she challenges the odds to not only survive but thrive with her spirit intact. Set in the remote Inuit village of Panniqtuuq on Baffin Island, this story recounts a time of transformation when the old ways were confronted by the powerful influences arriving from the outside.
Against the backdrop of the frigid North, this soaring saga follows a young woman emerging into adulthood. Ashoona, Daughter of the Winds is a compelling read based on a true story told to the author by a village elder about her arranged marriage to a much older man. Her words give us a glimpse through a window onto a different world that is now one only of memories--a time when Inuit society was undergoing massive upheaval.
Yvonne lived and worked among the people of Baffin Island, and this story is an extraordinary gift from the elder and from the Inuit people.