All my relations : an anthology of contemporary Canadian native fiction /
edited by Thomas King.
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1992.
xvi, 220 p. : ports. ; 22 cm.
0806124296 (alk. paper), 9780806124292 (alk. paper)
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Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1992.
0806124296 (alk. paper)
9780806124292 (alk. paper)
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An Okanagan Indian becomes a captive circus showpiece in England / Harry Robinson -- Coal oil, crayons and schoolbooks / Ruby Slipperjack -- Run / Barry Milliken -- Weaver spider's web / Peter Blue Cloud/Aroniawenrate -- Compatriots / Emma Lee Warrior -- The seventh wave / Jordan Wheeler -- The Rez sisters : an excerpt from Act I / Tomson Highway -- An afternoon in bright sunlgiht / S. Bruised Head -- The one about Coyote going west / Thomas King -- Turtle gal / Beth Brant -- Hookto : the evil entity / Bruce King -- This is a story / Jeanette C. Armstrong -- Rain / Maurice Kenny -- Welcome to the real world / Joan Crate -- The last raven / Richard G. Green -- Cement woman / J.B. Joe -- King of the raft / Daniel David Moses -- Song one : the riverside / Jovette Marchessault -- Summer holidays in Spanish / Basil H. Johnston.
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Gift; McClelland & Stewart; 2009; RB321672.
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Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 1992-07-20:
The impressive breadth and variety of expression among Native Canadian writers is demonstrated in this fine collection. Contained in the volume are short stories, poems, selections from novels and an excerpt from a play. Some pieces--such as Peter Blue Cloud's and editor King's funny and ironic Coyote tales and Harry Robinson's lengthy poem about an Indian who becomes a circus hit in England-- are clearly designed to be read aloud, reflecting their continuity with oral tradition. Others, like Bruce King's eerie and ominous story of the Hookto, an evil entity that sucks the life out of its victims, seem more in the tradition of Stephen King than what most readers would think of as Native fiction. Not all the pieces are set in Canada--locations range as far as Oklahoma and the Southwest, and city dwellers as well as reserve Natives are depicted. The unsentimental, uncompromisingly authentic work thus reflects the increasingly pan-tribal nature of much Native art and discourse. Free of sentimentality and un compromisingly authentic, this volume will help give readers a picture of the diversity of Canada's one million Na tive people. King is the author of Medicine River . (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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Table of Contents
An Okanagan Indian Becomes a Captive Circus Showpiece in Englandp. 1
Coal Oil, Crayons and Schoolbooksp. 27
Runp. 38
Weaver Spider's Webp. 46
Compatriotsp. 48
The Seventh Wavep. 60
The Rez Sistersp. 71
An Afternoon in Bright Sunlightp. 86
The One About Coyote Going Westp. 95
Turtle Galp. 107
Hookto: The Evil Entityp. 123
This Is a Storyp. 129
Rainp. 136
Welcome to the Real Worldp. 146
The Last Ravenp. 154
Cement Womanp. 164
King of the Raftp. 171
Song One: The Riversidep. 175
Summer Holidays in Spanishp. 201
About the Authorsp. 213
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