Medicine River

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Viking, 1990 - Fiction - 261 pages
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When Will returns to Medicine River, he thinks he is simply attending his mother's funeral. He doesn't count on Harlen Bigbear and his unique brand of community planning. Harlen tries to sell Will on the idea of returning to Medicine River to open shop as the town's only native photographer. And somehow or other, that's exactly what happens.

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A modern and unique take on understanding the importance of family and coming to terms with ones identity. Read full review

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I loved it. Wonderfully light handed, the structure of the telling is rich, the characters are real - I loved it. I thought the end was perfect. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
25
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About the author (1990)

Thomas King was born in 1943 in Sacramento, California to a Cherokee father and a mother of Greek and German descent. He attended the University of Utah where he received a Ph. D. in Literature. His works focus mainly on Native American way of life. His first novel, Medicine River was made into a television movie. His second novel, Green Grass, Running Water won him the Canadian Authors Award for Fiction and it was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award in 1993. In 2003, he received the National Aboriginal Achievement Award. His most recent title DreadfulWater Shows Up, is written under the pseudonym Hartley Goodweather. He resides in Canada and is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Guelph.

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