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CanLit150

Celebrate more than 150 years of Canada with 150 books.

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The Warrior Who Carried Life by Geoff Ryman

The Warrior Who Carried Life (1986)

(From Amazon.ca)

Cara’s mother has a vision of terrible and wonderful things that are to come... and all because of five-year-old Cara. Years later, Cara uses magic to transform herself into a male warrior. But she finds that to defeat her enemies, she must break the cycle of violence, not continue it.

Geoff Ryman

(From Small Beer Press)

Geoff Ryman is a Canadian living in the United Kingdom. His first book based on events in Cambodia was published in 1985, the award-winning The Unconquered Country. The King’s Last Song was inspired by a visit to an Australian archaeological dig at Angkor Wat in 2000. He has been a regular visitor since, teaching writing workshops in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap twice, and publishing three further novellas set in Cambodia. In Britain he produced documentaries for Resonance FM, London, on Cambodian Arts. He has published nine other books and won fourteen awards. He teaches creative writing at the University of Manchester.