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Green Grass, Running Water - Thomas King
Green Grass, Running Water
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553373684 (0553373684)
Publisher: Bantam Books
Pages no: 469
Edition language: English
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Eccentric Musings (jakaEM)
Eccentric Musings (jakaEM) rated it
3.0 Green Grass, Running Water
Whimsical, humourous, clever structure, a connected set of well-wrought characters fleeing and returning to (being pulled back to) their "home on Native land." A First Nations creation myth colliding with other myths, stories, fictions (Native and non-), told and retold from the perspective of four...
N.A. Ratnayake
N.A. Ratnayake rated it
5.0 Green Grass, Running Water
How do a people continue to tell their story, when their souls have been leeched from them, then bottled and sold?
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