Okimasis In Tomson Highway's Kiss Of The Fur Queen

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Kiss of the Fur Queen Perhaps the most formidable quality of humans is their ability to persevere through any difficulties they might face. No matter how indomitable a challenge might seem, humanity finds a way to continue on their evolutionary path. A man with a goal in mind is an unstoppable force that cannot be dissuaded. Such is the condition of Abraham Okimasis in Tomson Highway’s novel Kiss of the Fur Queen, chronicling Okimasis’ experience racing in a dog sledding competition. Tomson’s writing successfully captures the dramatic and antagonistic nature of Okimasis’ experience during his race. Tomson organizes Kiss of the Fur Queen in such a way that develops a building sense of drama and desperation for the reader. Throughout the passage,
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