Green Grass, Running Water

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Harper Collins, Oct 30, 2012 - Fiction - 486 pages

Strong, sassy women and hard-luck, hard-headed 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 award-winning author Thomas King. Alberta, Eli, Lionel and others are coming to the Blackfoot reservation for the Sun Dance. 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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I read this book as part of a bookclub read. I had just finished The Inconvenient Indian so probably was on King overload. I found this book hard to get into because it was so hard to follow. The real ... Read full review

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Oh dear. While reading this, I felt frustrated. I didn't find it funny." I didn't think it unlike other Native fiction. I didn't understand it, or like it. *However* - days & other books later, I'm ... Read full review

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THOMAS KING is an award-winning writer whose fiction includes Green Grass, Running Water; Truth and Bright Water and The Back of the Turtle, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award. His non-fiction book The Truth About Stories won the Trillium Book Award, and The Inconvenient Indian won the BC National Book Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and the RBC Taylor Prize. King’s first collection of poetry, 77 Fragments of a Familiar Ruin, will be published in the fall of 2019. A Member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of an award from the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, Thomas King taught at the University of Lethbridge and was chair of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota before moving to the University of Guelph, where he taught until he retired. King lives in Guelph with his partner, Helen Hoy.

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