Split Tooth

Split Tooth

From the internationally acclaimed Inuit throat singer who has dazzled and enthralled the world with music it had never heard before, a fierce, tender, heartbreaking story unlike anything you've ever read. Fact can be as strange as fiction. It can also be as dark, as violent, as rapturous. In the end, there may be no difference between them. A girl grows up in Nunavut in the From the internationally acclaimed Inuit throat singer who has dazzled and enthralled the world with music it had...

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Title:Split Tooth
Author:Tanya Tagaq
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:B07CR2Y9QX
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:202 pages pages

Split Tooth Reviews

  • Chris
    Oct 20, 2018
    In 2001, I first saw Inuit art ? I mean real and in person. And, I fell in love with it. It was telling a story, even though I might not know what that story was, but it was still telling a story. So, I started to read up on the culture. I developed a taste for Inuit throat singing. ...
  • Joyce
    Dec 30, 2018
    I hardly know what to say about this book. It was a stretch for me, yet it displays many of the elements I enjoy--a dreamy quality to the prose; coming of age story that I found a bit disjointed at first and then, well, fantastic, mythological; a powerful story of a young woman. I don'...
  • Jackie
    Sep 20, 2018
    this is a vicious book. brutal, maternal, sweet, and so visceral. her writing is so special and creepy! in the best way possible! ...
  • Sonya
    Jan 20, 2019
    I listened to the audiobook version of this as recommended by a friend. My gut instinct was to give it a shit review based solely on the fact that it made me so damn queasy and uncomfortable, but it is brilliantly and uniquely executed. I think folks are saying fairly universally that ...
  • Jillypenny
    Oct 25, 2018
    A. Mind blown! At times prose, at times storytelling. This novel is lyrical, mythological, and beautiful. Includes the harsh realities of growing up indigenous (trigger warning!), a love of nature, and what it means to be from the far, far north. I highly recommend the audiobook versio...
  • Ron S
    Jul 25, 2018
    As with Ms Tagaq's live musical performances, this work is filled with unexpected twists and turns, sorrow and beauty, but the overwhelming impression is one of magic and awe. ...
  • Krista
    Oct 14, 2018
    Ice in lung Ice in Wind Life unsung Milk Death Split tooth Sorrow marrow Whispered truth On her website, one can see the awesome artistic range that Tanya Tagaq displays ? from ?Punk Inuit Throat Singer? to painter ? and in a further expression of her art, she has now ...
  • Louise
    Oct 31, 2018
    WOW! How did this book not make the Giller short list (along with Our Homesick Songs). I can think of a few short-listers that are much weaker. Listen to this as an audiobook, read by the author, and interspersed with her throat singing. Absolutely stunning, lyrical, poetic, mythical, ...
  • Laura Frey (Reading in Bed)
    Nov 02, 2018
    Somewhere between The White Book and Freshwater, a way of looking at birth and death and coming of age through the natural world and through myth. Hard to rate. Some moments of beauty (more than I got out of The White Book) but not much of a coherent story (unlike Freshwater) but a goo...
  • Carolyn
    Sep 26, 2018
    This book defies categorization, being unlike anything I have ever read. This is visceral storytelling. It has been long listed for the Giller Prize. The author, Tanya Tagaq, is an award winning Inuit throat singer. If you are unfamiliar with her strange, unworldly music, I urge you to...
  • Janet
    Jan 24, 2019
    This is going to seem like a weird thing to say, but this book feels like coming home. These experiences aren't my exact experiences, of course, but I feel like so much of the imagery is woven into my family history that I can relate. This book runs the gamut of human emotion and you'l...
  • Emmkay
    Nov 28, 2018
    As visceral and odd as I would expect from having listened to the music of Tanya Tagaq, an Inuk throat singer, who does experimental and interesting stuff. This novel, written in the first-person with a somewhat flat tone, interspersed with poems, tells the story of a young Inuk girl g...
  • Katy
    Feb 21, 2019
    I don?t feel equipped to review this book. It is visceral, stunning, haunting, so much I can?t explain but you should read it for yourself. I?m not fully convinced I did read it, it feels as though the Northern Lights may have come down from the sky to fill my being and leave m...
  • Alex
    Oct 01, 2018
    3.5 rounded up Tagac writes beautifully and her background as a song writer comes through in the lyricism of the prose. She lays out an emotionally intense and personal story of an inuk experience, filled with mythical stories, raw and real violence and tragic life events, intersper...
  • Big Al
    Dec 29, 2018
    A haunting and unique portrayal of life in the far North. Tanya Tagak is fearless and gets real weird with her debut novel, so even when the style didn't always work for me I have to respect the boldness of her creative vision. Also after having read this I think I'm now afraid of the ...
  • Nilton Teixeira
    Mar 01, 2019
    What an intriguing, interesting and heartbreaking book. This book stand on its own. The writing is brilliant. I have never read anything like it. It defies genre. Is this a journal? A memoir? Poetry? Fantasy? Fiction, non-fiction. It is for sure a drama. Sexual abuse, drugs, alcohol. B...
  • Shelley Gibbs
    Feb 12, 2019
    Wow. I honestly don't even know what to say. If you're at all familiar with Tagaq's other artistic endeavors, you know going in that this will be unconventional and uncategorizable. I was still caught off guard sometimes. The juxtaposition of poetic descriptions of the physical & n...
  • chantel nouseforaname
    Nov 25, 2018
    Beautiful. Like insanely so. I don't even know what to say..it reads like part coming-of-age tale, part-poetic masterpiece, part fantastical, stream of consciousness sort-of purge. Her writing is super sharp; much like her music. Razor sharp and kind of awe-inducing. Tagaq is comin...
  • Jacob Kolody
    Jan 06, 2019
    This novel was filled to the brim with beautiful imagery and poetic prose, but in trying to present everything as beautifully as Tanya Tagaq did, all sense of a narrative was lost. When I finally closed this book, I realized I had been transfixed by these 180 pages and ended up not und...
  • ❤
    Dec 05, 2018
    I don't even know what to say about this. I feel like I didn't "understand" half of this book, because so much of it is written in lyrical poetry and I've never been one to digest poetry well. But I also feel like my mind just sucked everything right up and I somehow, naturally, jus...
  • Shawn Mooney
    Nov 26, 2018
    Did 90% of this on audio and there was no possible way I could bring myself to endure the remainder. Tagaq?s breathy, incantatory audio narration works so powerfully for the incantational pieces here and there, and the throat singing was to die for, but she never ever varies that ton...
  • Dan
    Feb 02, 2019
    In Split Tooth, Tanya Tagaq blasts through boundaries between the natural and the supernatural, reality and fantasy, the present and the past, and humans and other animals. Split Tooth alternates between prose and poetry, and Tagaq?s language is spare and lovely. Tagaq tells a limina...
  • Monika
    Aug 27, 2018
    This is unlike anything I have ever read. It defies language, convention, and any literary form. Genre-bending even feels like a weak description. This book comes out in September, and I highly recommend picking up a copy. ...
  • Leah Grantham
    Oct 12, 2018
    Truth be told, I don't care for about half of the Indigenous fiction or poetry that gets taken up by CanLit. It's often overly cloying, or tragedy porn, or written with a white audience in mind, or sometimes it's just not my cup of tea. Split Tooth though, is none of these. Split Tooth...
  • Meike
    Jan 30, 2019
    While listening to this audiobook, I was reminded of Bjrk, and then I found out that Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq has actually worked with her on Medlla and the Vespertine World Tour. That said, you can obviously expect something unconventional and genre-defying when picking up T...
  • Ilana
    Nov 16, 2018
    A Terrible Beauty (Another reviewer mentioned this book should contain a trigger warning for sexual abuse. I concur.) Should I put down my initial reactions to this book now I've just finished listening to it? Or should I take time to digest it a little so I can be sure not to s...
  • Maddie C.
    Dec 30, 2018
    Beautiful, haunting, unnerving, I did not devour Split Tooth, Split Tooth devour me. With its beautiful language and deep meaning, it defies categorization and blends seamlessly aspects of poetry, memoir and literary fiction. Reading it felt like a fever dream, like an hallucination...
  • Kevin
    Jul 09, 2018
    Exactly what one should expect from a piece of Tanya Tagaq's work: a biting and poetic transportation into a new dimension... into a world familiar to few, but accessible to all through Tagaq's harshly honest ode to a girl's life in the North. ...
  • Jessica Doyle
    Jul 05, 2018
    A beautifully and honestly written memoir of Tagaq's childhood through teen years growing up in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Split Tooth is a descriptive and at times uncomfortable read, but is a book any Canadian wanting to better understand the First Nations experience should pick up. ...
  • Liz Mc2
    Jan 15, 2019
    This book is difficult to categorize (I read a profile of Tagaq that called it ?mythobiography,? which seems apt?although it?s fiction, it?s grounded in Tagaq?s own experience of growing up in the North). There are realistic passages, poems, dream sequences. If you choose t...