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Medicine River

Thomas King

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ISBN 10: 0670829625 / ISBN 13: 9780670829620
Published by Viking Adult, 1990
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Medicine River

Publisher: Viking Adult

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First Edition.

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A young Canadian Indian returns to his hometown outside the Blackfoot Reservation and recovers his lost heritage among a varied cast of characters, including an all-Indian basketball team, a marriage doctor, and a world traveler

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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