Green grass, running water

431 pages

English language

Published Jan. 24, 1999 by HarperPerennial Canada.

OCLC Number:
41312820

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4 stars (5 reviews)

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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In this magical, humorous story by Cherokee author Thomas King, strong, sassy women and hard-luck, hardheaded men, all looking for a middle ground between Native American tradition and the modern world, perform an elaborate dance of approach and avoidance. Eli and his log cabin stand in the way of a lucrative dam project; Alberta is a university professor who would trade her two boyfriends for a baby but no husband; and Lionel, who is forty years old, is still a television salesman for an arrogant boss. Nothing in the tiny town of Blossom will be the same after these three—and others—arrive at the Blackfoot reservation for the Sun Dance and meet four Indian elders and their trickster companion, Coyote. I got to read it from shabd.in and kindle

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