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Title:Green Grass, Running Water
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Publisher:Bantam
ISBN:0553373684
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Number of Pages:469
Category:Fiction, Canada, Fantasy, Magical realism

Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Green Grass, Running Water 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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Truth and Bright Water, One Good Story, That One, A Short History of Indians in Canada: Stories, Green Grass, Running Water, A Coyote Columbus Story, The Back of the Turtle, A Coyote Solstice Tale, The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative, The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America, Medicine River
strong Winner of the American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Awards Best Picture Book strong br br br Trickster Coyote is having his friends over for a festive solstice get together in the woods when a little girl comes by unexpectedly She leads the party goers through the snowy woods to a shopping mall a place they have never seen before br br br Coyote gleefully shops with abandon only to discover that fi lling your shopping cart with goodies is not quite the same thing as actually paying for them The trickster is tricked and goes back to his cabin in the woods somewhat subdued though nothing can keep Coyote down for long, Thomas King is a writer of lyrical comic poignancy and a best selling author in Canada Of his latest novel Newsday wrote Thomas King has quietly and gorgeously done it again Truth and Bright Water tells of a summer in the life of Tecumseh and Lum young Native American cousins coming of age in the Montana town of Truth and the Bright Water Reserve across the river in Alberta It opens with a mysterious woman with a suitcase throwing things into the river then jumping in herself Tecumseh and Lum go to help but she and her truck have disappeared Other mysteries puzzle Tecumseh whether his mom will take his dad back if his rolling stone aunt is home to stay why no one protects Lum from his father s rages Then Tecumseh gets a job helping an artist Bright Water s most famous son with the project of a lifetime As Truth and Bright Water prepare for the Indian Days festival their secrets come together in a climax of tragedy reconciliation and love, Coyote the trickster creates the world and all the creatures within it She is able to control all events to her advantage until a funny looking red haired man named Columbus changes her plans He is unimpressed by the wealth of moose turtles and beavers in Coyote s land Instead he is interested in the human beings he can take to sell in Spain Native American author Thomas King reinterprets the entire Columbus conquest mythology as a trickster tale making the point that history is influenced by the culture of the reporter, b b WINNER of the RBC Taylor Prize b b br br i The Inconvenient Indian i is at once a history and the complete subversion of a history in short a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past years about what it means to be Indian in North America br br Rich with dark and light pain and magic this book distills the insights gleaned from that meditation weaving the curiously circular tale of the relationship between non Natives and Natives in the centuries since the two first encountered each other In the process King refashions old stories about historical events and figures takes a sideways look at film and pop culture relates his own complex experiences with activism and articulates a deep and revolutionary understanding of the cumulative effects of ever shifting laws and treaties on Native peoples and lands br br This is a book both timeless and timely burnished with anger but tempered by wit and ultimately a hard won offering of hope a sometimes inconvenient but nonetheless indispensable account for all of us Indian and non Indian alike seeking to understand how we might tell a new story for the future br br br i From the Hardcover edition i