One Good Story That One  Tpb by Thomas KingOne Good Story That One  Tpb by Thomas King

One Good Story That One Tpb

byThomas King

Paperback | December 20, 1999

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Named in the University of Toronto Bookstore Review as one of the top100 Canadian books of all time

There is much more than one good story in this bestselling (over 10,000 copies sold) collection of short fiction. In fact, there are more than a few of the best examples of native storytelling ever published. Thomas King, author of the acclaimed Medicine River and Green Grass, Running Water, and the newly released Truth and Bright Water, has proven he has a magical gift, a fresh voice and a special brand of wit and comic imagination. 

One Good Story, That One is steeped in native oral tradition, led off by a sly creation tale, introducing the traditional native trickster coyote. Weaving the realities of native history and contemporary life through the story, King recounts a parodic version of the Garden of Eden story, slyly pulling our leg and our funnybone.

A collection that is rich with strong characters, alive with crisp dialogue and shot through with the universal truths we are all searching for, One Good Story, That One is one great read.

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...
Title:One Good Story That One TpbFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.36 inPublished:December 20, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0006485251

ISBN - 13:9780006485254

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This best-selling collection of short fiction boasts more than one good story; it offers some of the best examples of native storytelling in print. Thomas King uses his wit, imagination and extraordinary narrative gift in One Good Story, That One. Inspired by the native oral tradition, this book opens with a clever creation tale introducing the traditional native wily coyote. King blends native historical realities with contemporary life in an amusing parody of the biblical Garden of Eden story. Powerful characters, sharp dialogue and profound insights make this an unforgettable and entertaining read.