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A Short History Of Indians In Canada

August 15, 2006 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9780002006163
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Description

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. Itís up to Bill and Rudy to tag the live ones, nursethem to health at the shelter and release them back into the wild.

Thomas King is back in fabulous, fantastical form in this latestcollection of short stories, some new, some previously published. Compiled in a comic tour de force, all of the selections in A Short History of Indians in Canada are showcases for Kingís wholly original brand ofimagination and wit. In 20 tales, King pokes a sharp stick into the gears of thenative myth-making machine, slyly exposing the raw underbelly of both historicaland contemporary native-white relationships. Through the laughter, these storiesshimmer brightly with the universal truths that unite us.

THOMAS KING is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, childrenís writer, scriptwriter and photographer. His previous short story collection, One Good Story, That One, was a Canadian bestseller, as were The Truth About Stories (Massey Lecture) andGreen Grass, Running Water (Canada Reads). Recently appointed to the Order of Canada, Thomas King has been recognized with a National Aboriginal Achievement Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Western American Literary Association. He is a professor of English at the University of Guelph.

About this Author

THOMAS KINGis an award-winning writer and photographer. His critically acclaimed, bestselling books includeMedicine River;Green Grass, Running Water;One Good Story, That One;Truth and Bright Water;A Short History of Indians in Canada;The Back of the Turtle(winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction);The Inconvenient Indian(winner of the RBC Taylor Prize);Indians on Vacation;Sufferance;and the poetry collection77 Fragments of a Familiar Ruin. A Companion of the Order of Canada and the recipient of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award, Thomas King lives in Guelph, Ontario.

ISBN: 9780002006163
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 256
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 2006-08-15

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