Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline

From Book Trigger Warnings
Empire of Wild
Cover of Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline
Author(s) Cherie Dimaline
Published September 17, 2019
Publisher Penguin Random House Canada
Genre(s) Literary Fiction
Magical Realism
Age group Adult

Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline is an adult literary fiction/magical realism novel, originally published on September 17, 2019.

Trigger Warnings

  • Alcohol
  • Animal death
  • Blood
  • Conversion therapy (mentioned)
  • Cults
  • Dead animals (graphic)
  • Death
  • Drug abuse (flashback)
  • Fire
  • Grief
  • Infidelity (flashback)
  • Miscarriage (flashback)
  • Missing persons
  • Murder
  • Pregnancy (flashback)
  • Prostitution (flashback)
  • Racism
  • Religious radicalism
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexually explicit scenes
  • Smoking
  • Toxic parents
  • Violence


An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • First Nations Métis main and side characters*
  • Gay side character