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A short history of Indians in Canada : stories / Thomas King.

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Location: Fennell PAPERBACKS PAB KIN
Barcode: 30731101217770
Status: Available

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780002006163
  • ISBN: 0002006162
  • Physical Description: 232, 18 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: 1st trade pbk ed.
  • Publisher: Toronto, ON : HarperPerennial, 2006.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Short stories.
"P.S. insights, interviews & more ..."--Cover.
Formatted Contents Note:
A short history of Indians in Canada -- Tidings of comfort and joy -- The dog I wish I had, I would call it Helen -- The baby in the airmail box -- Coyote and the enemy aliens -- Haida Gwaii -- Little bombs -- The colour of the walls -- Bad men who love Jesus -- The closer you get to Canada, the more things will eat your horses -- Not enough horses -- Noah's ark -- Where the Borg are -- States to avoid -- Fire and rain -- Rendezvous -- Domestic furies -- The Garden Court Motor Motel -- Not counting the Indian, there were six -- Another great moment in Canadian Indian history.
Summary, etc.:
"A flock of Indians has just flown smack into the side of a Bay Street skyscraper. Again. It's up to Bill and Rudy to tag the live ones, nurse them to health at the shelter and release them back into the wild. Thomas King is back in fabulous, fantastical form in this latest collection of short stories, some new, some previously published. Compiled in acomic tour de force, all of the selections in A Short History of Indians in Canada are showcases for King's wholly original brand of imagination and wit. In 20 tales, King pokes a sharp stick into the gears of the native myth-making machine, slyly exposing the raw underbelly of both historical and contemporary native-white relationships. Through the laughter, these stories shimmer brightly with the universal truths that unite us."--Amazon.ca Book Desc.
"Acclaimed author Thomas King is in fabulous, fantastical form in this bestselling short fiction collection. Every story is a showcase for King's wholly original brand of imagination and wit. In twenty tales, King pokes a sharp stick into the gears of the native myth-making machine, slyly exposing the raw underbelly of both historical and contemporary native-white relationships. Through the laughter, these stories shimmer brightly with the universal truths that unite us."--BOOK JACKET (2006 pbk. ed.).
Subject: Indigenous peoples > Canada > Fiction.
Canadian literature > Indian authors.
Canadian literature > Native authors.
Native peoples > Canada > Fiction.
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