By Thomas King
A flock of Indians has simply flown smack into the aspect of a BayStreet skyscraper. back. It’s as much as invoice and Rudy to tag the stay ones, nursethem to future health on the safeguard and unencumber them again into the wild.
Thomas King is again in excellent, fantastical shape during this latestcollection of brief tales, a few new, a few formerly released. Compiled in acomic journey de strength, the entire choices in a quick historical past ofIndians in Canada are showcases for King’s utterly unique model ofimagination and wit. In 20 stories, King pokes a pointy stick into the gears of thenative myth-making computer, slyly exposing the uncooked underbelly of either historicaland modern native-white relationships. in the course of the laughter, those storiesshimmer brightly with the common truths that unite us.
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