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Red Tuque Books Inc.  9780987685407
Title: Wakaw
Sub-Title: A Prairie Lake Town
Author: Craig Brunanski
ISBN: 9780987685407
Publication Date: 2011
Publisher: Craiglex Publishing
Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Price: 24.95

Three families through five generatons are fictionalized in this fact-based history of a small prairie lake town Amidst a panorama of dreams, hardship, tragedy, corruption, murder and sex, the journeys of Ukrainian, Hungarian and German immigrants are tracked from the oppression of the Old Country to the bitter hardships of their prairie farms, from the disillusionment of many to the empire-biulding triumph of others, from a lakeside Eden to a 21st century town with an uncertain future.

Politicians, railway barons and church leaders are portrayed in the flesh, vying for control, promoting the Last Best West, crushing Louis Riel's Metis, annihilating Indian culture in residential schools, and exploiting the raw newcomers in the land of plenty.