Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King

Green Grass, Running Water

byThomas King

Paperback | July 15, 1999

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NAT IONAL BESTSELLER • FINALIST FOR THE GOVERNOR GENERAL’S AWARD FOR FICTION • WINNER OF THE
CANADIAN AUTHORS’ AWARD FOR FICTION • AMONG THE BEST CANADIAN FICTION OF THE CENTURY (QUILL &
QUIRE) • A CBC CANADA READS FINALIST (2004)


Welcome to the town of Blossom—part myth, part hilariously off-kilter reality.Green Grass, Running Water is the story of five Blackfoot Indians whose existences connect in ways that are at once coincidental, comical and cosmic. This is a rich tale, weaving magical humour, revisionist history, nostalgia and myth into one bright whole.

Green Grass, Running Water’s timeless appeal has kept it flying off bookstore shelves since it was published in 1993. Enhanced with a P.S. section, this edition introduces a new generation of readers to King’s unique take on contemporary human experience.

About The Author

Thomas King is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter and photographer of Cherokee and Greek descent. His acclaimed, bestselling fiction includesMedicine River;Truth and Bright Water;One Good Story,That One; andA Short History of Indians in Canada. In addition to its many award distinctions,Green Grass, Running Wat...
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Title:Green Grass, Running WaterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.2 inPublished:July 15, 1999Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0006485138

ISBN - 13:9780006485131

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Through a combination of magical humour, revisionist history and muted nostalgia, this book transports readers to the fictional town of Blossom. As the story unfolds, Thomas King familiarizes readers with the lives of five Blackfoot Indians. The plot centres around Alberta, a university professor involved with two men who pull her into opposing orbits. There is also Charlie, a flashy ambitious lawyer; Lionel, the local TV salesman; Latisha, the manager of the Dead Dog Cafe; and Eli, a lost soul searching for the white man’s grail in Toronto. Although the characters live seemingly separate lives, they discover their existences are connected in ways at once coincidental, comical and cosmic in Green Grass, Running Water.

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King has definitely created an insightful novel. He examines the stereotypes that have been directed towards Canada's aboriginal people in an interesting and comical way. His original characters leave the reader feeling enlightened in a non-threatening way. Simply an excellent example of often over-looked Canadian literature.