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Canada's Thomas King is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter and photographer of Cherokee and Greek descent. His bestselling fiction includes Medicine River, Truth and Bright Water, One Good Story, That One, and A Short History of Indians in Canada. In addition to its many award distinctions, Green Grass, Running Water was named to Quill & Quire's Best Canadian Fiction of the Century list.

The Back of the Turtle is King's first literary novel in 15 years and follows on the success of his nonfiction bestseller The Inconvenient Indian. When Gabriel returns to Smoke River, he knows he will find the reserve is deserted. 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?

One of our most important writers returns with his trademark wit, wordplay and a thorough knowledge of native myth and story-telling.


One Good Story That One

- Trade paperback

by Thomas King - $16.95 - Add to Cart

Named in the University of Toronto Bookstore Review as one of the top100 Canadian books of all timeThere is much more than one good story in this bestselling (over 10,000 copies sold) col...

The Back Of The Turtle

- Hardcover

by Thomas King - $33.99 - Add to Cart

This is Thomas King's first literary novel in 15 years and follows on the success of the award-winning and bestselling The Inconvenient Indian and his beloved Green Grass, Running Water a...

A Coyote Columbus Story

- Children's paperback

by Thomas King - $9.95 - Add to Cart

A trickster named Coyote rules her world, until a funny-looking stranger named Columbus changes her plans. Unimpressed by the wealth of moose, turtles, and beavers in Coyote’s land, he’d ...

Dreadful Water Shows Up

- Trade paperback

by Thomas King - $17.95 - Add to Cart

Thumps DreadfulWater is a Cherokee photographer living in Chinook, a town somewhere in the U.S. Rockies right next to a native reserve. DreadfulWater also happens to be an ex-cop, whi...

Green Grass Running Water

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by Thomas King - $19.99 - Add to Cart

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 ...

The Inconvenient Indian

- Trade paperback

by Thomas King - $21.00 - Add to Cart

Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, The Inconvenient Indian distills the insights gleaned from Thomas King's critical and personal meditation on what it means to be "Indian" in Nort...

Medicine River

- Trade paperback

by Thomas King - $19.00 - Add to Cart

When Will returns to Medicine River, he thinks he is simply attending his mother's funeral. He doesn't count on Harlen Bigbear and his unique brand of community planning. Harlen tries to ...

Short History of Indians in Canada

- Trade paperback

by Thomas King - $18.95 - Add to Cart

Winner of the 2006 McNally Robinson Aboriginal Book of the Year Award.A flock of Indians has just flown smack into the side of a BayStreet skyscraper. Again. It’s up to Bill and Rudy to ...

Truth And Bright Water

- Trade paperback

by Thomas King - $19.99 - Add to Cart

Upon its publication fifteen years ago, Thomas King's acclaimed Truth and Bright Water confirmed him as one of our wittiest and wisest writers. The novel tells the story of two young cous...

The Truth About Stories

- Trade paperback

by Thomas King - $19.95 - Add to Cart

In his 2003 Massey lectures, award-winning author and scholar Thomas King looks at the breadth and depth of Native experience and imagination. Beginning with Native oral stories, King wea...

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