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Youth album in Inuktitut

This graphic novel for youth reinterprets a traditional Inuit story. One cloudless night, a fox falls to earth and comes across a family of humans. As the seasons change and they move their camp, she follows them, growing ever more intrigued by human ways, and especially by the oldest son, Irniq. When Irniq grows older and sets out hunting on his own, he is surprised to enter his tent one day and find the lamp lit, the tea made, and a strange woman who says she is his wife. Tired of being alone, Irniq welcomes the woman. But soon he grows curious and cannot stop himself from asking too many questions.

Based on Beatrice Deer's song Fox.

Illustrated by DJ Herron

This book has also been published into English under the title The Fox Wife and has been translated into German under the title Die Fuchs Frau.

Beatrice Deer, ᑎᕆᐊᒐ ᖓᐊ ᑉ ᕐᓇ, Iqaluit, Inhabit Media, 2018, 40p.

ISBN: 978–1-77227-223-9