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by Thomas King

Author: Thomas King
Subcategory: Humor
Language: English
Publisher: Bantam Books; Reprint edition (July 1, 1994)
Pages: 469 pages
Category: Humor and Entertainment
Rating: 4.6
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Green Grass, Running Water is a 1993 novel by Thomas King, a writer of Cherokee and n descent, and United States and Canadian dual citizenship.

Green Grass, Running Water is a 1993 novel by Thomas King, a writer of Cherokee and n descent, and United States and Canadian dual citizenship. He was born and grew up in the United States, and has lived in Canada since 1980. The novel is set in a contemporary First Nations Blackfoot community in Alberta, Canada. It gained attention due to its unique use of structure, narrative, and the fusion of oral and written literary traditions.

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King has produced a novel that defies all our expectations about what Native American fiction should be. It is a first-class work of art. -Newsweek. King confirms his place as the best American Indian novelist to emerge since Louise Erdric. ing’s playfulness makes the story jump off the page. San Jose Mercury News.

Green Grass, Running Water book. I walked away from my first reading with overwhelming feelings for Thomas King's story. I thought it one of the best books I'd ever read. It leapt to the top of my unofficial favourite books list, and I couldn't wait to read it again. The playful subversiveness of Coyote, King's post-colonial exploding of the Lone Ranger, Ishmael, Hawkeye, and Robinson Crusoe (popular culture's great "friends" to indigenous peoples) as their true "Native" selves, lame Here's a book I wish I had never read again.

Green Grass, Running Water. About Green Grass, Running Water. 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.

This novel is set over a period of just a few days mainly in the town of Blossom, Alberta when magical characters including a coyote come to life to. I stopped and read it from the start again

This novel is set over a period of just a few days mainly in the town of Blossom, Alberta when magical characters including a coyote come to life to work a miracle among a contemporary group of native people & their all-too realistic lives. So many characters & stories in this book that I found it improved immensely on the second reading. I've read everyone from Alexie to Welch and this is simply and undoubtedly the very best novel (or fiction) I've read about native americans yet.

Green Grass Running Water was a great read. Green Grass, Running Water is a post-modernist novel that deconstructs the typical master narrative structure, because it includes stories of minority experience. I'm not sure if this is for everyone, but I certainly appreciated it. The book has a great balance between humour and real life struggles for Natives today. King introduces his readers to many main and supporting characters, all of whom are struggling with life as a Blackfoot in modern Canada.

Green Grass, Running Water is the story of five Blackfoot Indians in the town of Blossom and its nearby reserve, whose very different lives nevertheless continually cross

Green Grass, Running Water is the story of five Blackfoot Indians in the town of Blossom and its nearby reserve, whose very different lives nevertheless continually cross. Alberta, a university professor who wants a child but not a marriage, is involved with two men who seem to represent opposite possibilities: Charlie, a flashy lawyer, and Lionel, a self-effacing TV salesman. Latisha, Lionel's sister, runs the Dead Dog Cafe, a local hangout and tourist trap. When Medicine River was published in 1990, the New York Times said of Thomas King, "He knows his territory. His first novel is economical, precise, and elegant.

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. Thomas King's novel explores how Indigenous traditions and the modern world come together. CBC Books · Posted: Feb 21, 2017 12:31 PM ET Last Updated: June 26, 2018. The fictional small town of Blossom is the setting for Green Grass, Running Water, Thomas King's high-spirited romp of a novel featuring the trickster Coyote, four time-travelling Indian elders who have escaped from a mental institution, and five Blackfoot Indians whose lives intersect in surprising ways. Published by HarperCollins.

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…