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Walking the Rez Road : stories /
Jim Northrup.
imprint
Golden, Colo. : Fulcrum Publishing, 2013.
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256 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
9781555919771
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imprint
Golden, Colo. : Fulcrum Publishing, 2013.
isbn
9781555919771
catalogue key
9133590
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Jim Northrup is an award-winning journalist, poet, and playwright.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"The stories stand the test of time; blackly humorous, plainspoken, and earthy." Star Tribune "In a style austere, direct, and unapologetic, Northrup reveals his own personal trials and the struggles of his community in fictional sketches and poetic anecdotes." Publishers Weekly
"This 20th-anniversary edition includes the original 40 stories as well as new material: poems, a play and some of Northrup's newspaper work. The stories stand the test of time, as blackly humorous, plainspoken and earthy as they were in 1993. ... Northrup knows this life, this area, to the bone." Star Tribune "As relevant as it was 20 years ago, this collection continues to provide an unromanticized, insider's view of a culture struggling to maintain, and even recover, its identity, heritage, and language in a rapidly changing and often openly hostile world." Publishers Weekly
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
'Walking the Rez Road' contains forty short stories and poems featuring Luke Warmwater as a central character. Luke is a Vietnam veteran who has survived the war but is having 'trouble surviving the peace' on a reservation where everyone is broke and where the tribal government seems to work against the interests of the reservation folk. Throughout 'Walking the Rez Road', it is humour that holds the people and their community together.
Main Description
Walking the Rez Road contains forty short stories and poems featuring Luke Warmwater as a central character. Luke is a Vietnam veteran who has survived the war but is having 'trouble/surviving the peace' on a reservation where everyone is broke and where the tribal government seems to work against the interests of the reservation folk. Throughout Walking the Rez Road, it is humour that holds the people and their community together. Winner, Midwest Book Achievement Award, Minnesota Book Award, Northeastern Minnesota Book Award.
Main Description
Winner of a Minnesota Book Award and a Northeast Minnesota Book Award.Celebrating two decades in publication, this twentieth-anniversary edition of a timeless classic comprises forty stories and poems that feature Luke Warmwater, a Vietnam veteran who survived the war but has trouble surviving the peace.Returning to the reservation after the war, Warmwater finds poverty, unemployment, and the tribal government work may prove greater foes than those he faced in the Vietnam jungle--yet he finds salvation through community and humor.
Main Description
Winner of a Minnesota Book Award and a Northeast Minnesota Book Award. Celebrating two decades in publication, this twentieth-anniversary edition of a timeless classic comprises forty stories and poems that feature Luke Warmwater, a Vietnam veteran who survived the war but has trouble surviving the peace. Returning to the reservation after the war, Warmwater finds poverty, unemployment, and the tribal government work may prove greater foes than those he faced in the Vietnam jungle--yet he finds salvation through community and humor.
Main Description
Winner of a Minnesota Book Award and a Northeast Minnesota Book Award. Celebrating two decades in publication, this twentieth-anniversary edition of a timeless classic comprises forty stories and poems that feature Luke Warmwater, a Vietnam veteran who survived the war but has trouble surviving the peace. Returning to the reservation after the war, Warmwater finds poverty, unemployment, and the tribal government work may prove greater foes than those he faced in the Vietnam jungle--yet he finds salvation through community and humor. Jim Northrup is an award-winning journalist, poet, and playwright.
Main Description
Winner of a Minnesota Book Award and a Northeast Minnesota Book Award.Celebrating two decades in publication, this twentieth-anniversary edition of a timeless classic comprises forty stories and poems that feature Luke Warmwater, a Vietnam veteran who survived the war but has trouble surviving the peace.Returning to the reservation after the war, Warmwater finds poverty, unemployment, and the work of the tribal government may prove greater foes than those he faced in the Vietnam jungle--yet he finds salvation through community and humor.Northrups 1990s newspaper columns, his play, "Shinnob Jep," and Ojibwe translated poems, are included as additional materials to this new edition and provide historical context for Warmwaters story.
Main Description
Winner of a Minnesota Book Award and a Northeast Minnesota Book Award. Celebrating two decades in publication, this twentieth-anniversary edition of a timeless classic comprises forty stories and poems that feature Luke Warmwater, a Vietnam veteran who survived the war but has trouble surviving the peace. Returning to the reservation after the war, Warmwater finds poverty, unemployment, and the work of the tribal government may prove greater foes than those he faced in the Vietnam jungle--yet he finds salvation through community and humor. Northrup's 1990s newspaper columns, his play, "Shinnob Jep," and Ojibwe translated poems, are included as additional materials to this new edition and provide historical context for Warmwater's story.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. xi
Glossary of Ojibwe Wordsp. xv
Poems and Storiesp. 1
shrinking awayp. 3
Open Heart with a Gruntp. 5
wahbeganp. 9
Mine of Minep. 10
walking pointp. 14
Veteran's Dancep. 16
rez carp. 28
Work Ethicp. 29
death twop. 33
Bloody Moneyp. 35
wanna bep. 38
Fritz and Butchp. 39
war talkp. 42
The Odysseyp. 43
tipi reflectionsp. 47
Holiday Inndiansp. 50
end of the beginningp. 54
Coffee Donutsp. 55
ditchedp. 58
The Yellow Hand Clanp. 59
weegwasp. 64
Your Standard Drunkp. 65
lifetime of sadp. 68
The Jail Trailp. 69
where you from?p. 73
Ricing Againp. 75
mahnominp. 80
Culture Clashp. 81
brown and white peekp. 85
Goose Goosep. 87
walking throughp. 92
Wewiibitaanp. 93
one more numberp. 102
Bingo Bingep. 104
barbed thoughtsp. 113
Jabbing and Jabberingp. 114
1854-1988p. 124
Stories and Storiesp. 125
time wounds all heelsp. 128
Looking with Benp. 129
ogichidagp. 136
Rez to Jep to Rezp. 137
Additional Materialsp. 147
Introduction to Additional Materialsp. 149
Indian Issues: 1993p. 151
Indian Issues: 1994p. 175
Indian Issues: 1995p. 199
Translated Poemsp. 216
Shinnob Jepp. 221
About the Authorp. 256
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