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Strong, Sassy women and hard-luck hardheaded men, all searching for the middle ground between Native American tradition and the modern world, perform an elaborate dance of approach and avoidance in this magical, rollicking tale by Cherokee author Thomas King. Alberta is a university professor who would like to trade her two boyfriends for a baby but no husband; Lionel is forty and still sells televisions for a patronizing boss; Eli and his log cabin stand in the way of a profitable dam project. These three—and others—are coming to the Blackfoot reservation for the Sun Dance and there they will encounter four Indian elders and their companion, the trickster Coyote—and nothing in the small town of Blossom will be the same again…

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In this magical, rollicking tale, the author of the highly-acclaimed novel Medicine River unites two strong and sassy women with three hard-luck, hard-headed men in a search for the middle ground between Native American tradition and the modern world.

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Thomas King is of Cherokee, Greek, and German descent and is currently chair of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. His short stories have been widely published throughout the United States and Canada, and a film, based on his much acclaimed first novel Medicine River, has been made for television.

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maddymonkey, January 3, 2013 (view all comments by maddymonkey)
So glad to have discovered this humorous and engaging novel in my epidemiology book club (of all places!). I've long held an interest in Native American culture, history and art, but my experience was entirely U.S.-centric; getting the Canadian First Nations perspective in such a richly realized story was very welcome. I found King's writing funny and cheeky, and enjoyed unraveling the unusual narrative structure. Plus, I always love a good Coyote idea.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553373684
Author:
King, Thomas
Publisher:
Bantam
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Fiction.
Subject:
Coyote
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;canadian;canada;first nations;native american;magical realism;mythology;fantasy;native american literature;novel;literature;canadian literature;coyote;native americans;alberta;humor;folklore;aboriginal;myth;native;contemporary
Subject:
fiction;canadian;canada;first nations;native american;magical realism;mythology;fantasy;native american literature;novel;literature;canadian literature;coyote;native americans;alberta;humor;folklore;aboriginal;myth;native;contemporary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
RCP035
Publication Date:
19940631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
7.74x5.40x1.01 in. .81 lbs.

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