Strong, sassy women and hard-luck, hard-headed men, all searching for the middle ground between Native American tradition and the modern world, perform an elaborate dance of approach and avoidance in this magical, rollicking tale by award-winning author Thomas King. Alberta, Eli, Lionel and others are coming to the Blackfoot reservation for the Sun Dance. There they will encounter four Indian elders and their companion, the trickster Coyote—and nothing in the small town of Blossom will be the same again. . . .close this panel
“King has established himself as a first-rate comic novelist . . . as savagely and darkly funny as Twain. . . . King has produced a novel that defies all our expectations about what Native American fiction should be. It is a first-class work of art.?