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Poetry Native American

77 Fragments of a Familiar Ruin

by (author) Thomas King

Publisher
HarperCollins Canada
Initial publish date
Sep 2019
Category
Native American, Canadian, General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781443459457
    Publish Date
    Sep 2019
    List Price
    $13.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443459440
    Publish Date
    Sep 2019
    List Price
    $19.99

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Timely, important, mischievous, powerful: in a word, exceptional

Seventy-seven poems intended as a eulogy for what we have squandered, a reprimand for all we have allowed, a suggestion for what might still be salvaged, a poetic quarrel with our intolerant and greedy selves, a reflection on mortality and longing, as well as a long-running conversation with the mythological currents that flow throughout North America.

About the author

Thomas King, who is of Cherokee and Greek descent, is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter, and photographer. His first novel, Medicine River, won several awards, including the PEN/Josephine Miles Award and the Writers Guild of Alberta Award, and was shortlisted for the 1991 Commonwealth Writers' Prize. It was also made into a CBC television movie. Green Grass, Running Water, his second novel, was shortlisted for the 1993 Governor General's Award and won the 1994 Canadian Authors Award for fiction. His highly praised short story collection, One Good Story, That One, was a Canadian bestseller, and his collection of Massey Lectures, The Truth About Stories, won the 2003 Trillium Book Award. He has also written three acclaimed children's books: A Coyote Columbus Story, Coyote Sings to the Moon, and Coyote's New Suit. Thomas King lives in Guelph, Ontario, and is an Associate Professor of English (teaching Native literature and creative writing) at the University of Guelph.

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Awards

  • Unknown, Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for Poetry
  • Unknown, Nelson Ball Prize

Editorial Reviews

“King revels in . . . juxtaposition, putting beauty beside terror and horror next to humour, often with great skill.”

Winnipeg Free Press

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