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Read online Green Grass, Running Water.pdf 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 by Thomas King

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Green Grass, Running Water
Title:Green Grass, Running Water
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Number of Pages:469
Category:fiction, canada, fantasy, magical-realism
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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, 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, This is Thomas King s first literary novel in years and follows on the success of the award winning and bestselling The Inconvenient Indian and his beloved Green Grass Running Water and Truth and Bright Water both of which continue to be taught in Canadian schools and universities Green Grass Running Water is widely considered a contemporary Canadian classic br br In The Back of the Turtle Gabriel returns to Smoke River the reserve where his mother grew up and to which she returned with Gabriel s sister The reserve is deserted after an environmental disaster killed the population including Gabriel s family and the wildlife Gabriel a brilliant scientist working for DowSanto created GreenSweep and indirectly led to the crisis Now he has come to see the damage and to kill himself in the sea But as he prepares to let the water take him he sees a young girl in the waves Plunging in he saves her and soon is saving others Who are these people with their long black hair and almond eyes who have fallen from the sky br br Filled with brilliant characters trademark wit wordplay and a thorough knowledge of native myth and story telling this novel is a masterpiece by one of our most important writers, 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