The novel three day road is set in this period

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There are two first-person narrators, the young soldier Xavier Bird and his aunt Niska. Although they both narrate events in the present day—the aftermath of World War I—much of their narration is retrospective. Niska's tone is reminiscent of a storyteller, speaking over a campfire: she uses her past as a source of storytelling material to keep Xavier alive. Xavier's tone is sometimes resentful of the war and of Elijah's behavior, while at other times he expresses respect and love for his friend, and for Niska. Xavier and Niska are the protagonists.
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Reading Guide. Apr 25, ISBN Set in Canada and the battlefields of France and Belgium, Three-Day Road is a mesmerizing novel told through the eyes of Niska—a Canadian Oji-Cree woman living off the land who is the last of a line of healers and diviners—and her nephew Xavier. At the urging of his friend Elijah, a Cree boy raised in reserve schools, Xavier joins the war effort. Shipped off to Europe when they are nineteen, the boys are marginalized from the Canadian soldiers not only by their native appearance but also by the fine marksmanship that years of hunting in the bush has taught them. Both become snipers renowned for their uncanny accuracy. But while Xavier struggles to understand the purpose of the war and to come to terms with his conscience for the many lives he has ended, Elijah becomes obsessed with killing, taking great risks to become the most accomplished sniper in the army.

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This novel follows the journey of two young Cree men, Xavier and Elijah, who volunteer for that war and become snipers during the conflict. Set in , following the end of World War I , the novel takes place in the wilderness of Northern Ontario and on the battlefields of France and Belgium. Niska, an Oji-Cree medicine woman, is the remnant of her native relatives who refused to assimilate in the 19th century. She rejected European beliefs and culture and continues to thrive in the bush in a manner befitting her and her traditions. After getting word that her closest thing to living family, Elijah, is coming back from the war, she paddles the three-day journey to meet him in town.

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  1. The story is told through the voices of two Cree Indians—the young Xavier, who has returned from the war badly wounded and in the grip of morphine addiction, and his aunt Niska, who cares for him and tries to restore him.

  2. The two main locations are on the battlefields of World War 1, and in the wilderness of Northern Ontario.

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