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A group of "settlers" (more like survivors) arrive in Virginia from the ravished island of Manhattan, intending to establish an outpost, find oil, and exploit the Indians controlling the area. But nothing goes quite as planned (one settler, for instance, keeps losing body parts). At the heart of the story is Pocahontas, who speaks Valley Girl, Ebonics, Old English, and Algonquin—sometimes all in the same sentence. And she pursues a heated romance with settler Johnny Rolfe via text messaging, instant messaging, and, ultimately, telepathy.

Deadly serious and seriously funny, Matthew Sharpes fictional retelling of one of America's original myths is a history of violence, a cross-cultural love story, and a tragicomic commentary on Americas past and present.

About the Author

MATTHEW SHARPE is the author of the novels The Sleeping Father and Nothing Is Terrible, as well as the short-story collection Stories from the Tube. He teaches creative writing at Wesleyan University. His stories and essays have appeared in Harper's Magazine, Zoetrope, BOMB, McSweeney's, American Letters & Commentary, Southwest Review, and Teachers & Writers. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156031714
Author:
Sharpe, Matthew
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Subject:
Powhatan Indians.
Subject:
Jamestown (Va.)
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Alternative History
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Dystopias
Subject:
Regression (Civilization)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.83 lb

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