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The Truth About Stories Paperback – Nov. 1 2003

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...contemporary, necessary, urgent. And very, very funny. His is humour at its best, deadly serious, the ultimate defence against overwhelming odds. -- The Edmonton Journal

If you like Thomas King already, and you should, this is essential reading --
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King is a master storyteller and master writer...I can only say your life will be different if you read these [stories]. --
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King's ...Massey Lectures illustrate how native culture's deep ties to storytelling have much to teach others about human understanding --
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[King's speculations and observations] appear in a witty, engaging, thought-provoking, and discomfiting form. Required reading for all. --
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In his 2003 Massey lectures, award-winning author and scholar Thomas King looks at the breadth and depth of Native experience and imagination. Beginning with Native oral stories, King weaves his way through literature and history, religion and politics, popular culture and social protest, in an effort to make sense of North America's relationship with its Aborigional peoples.
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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ House of Anansi Press; 9th Printing edition (Nov. 1 2003)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 208 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0887846963
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0887846960
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 208 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 20.07 x 1.52 x 12.7 cm
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Thomas King is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter, and photographer. His many books include the novels Medicine River; Green Grass, Running Water; Truth and Bright Water; two short story collections, One Good Story, That One (Minnesota, 2013) and A Short History of Indians in Canada (Minnesota, 2013); nonfiction, The Truth About Stories (Minnesota, 2005); and the children's books A Coyote Columbus Story, Coyote Sings to the Moon, Coyote's New Suit, and A Coyote Solstice Tale. King edited the literary anthology All My Relations and wrote and starred in the popular CBC radio series, The Dead Dog Café. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award (2003), and was made a member of the Order of Canada in 2004. He has taught Native literature and history and creative writing at the University of Lethbridge, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Guelph and is now retired and lives in Guelph, Ontario.

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