A Short History Of Indians In Canada: Stories

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Harper Collins, May 15, 2012 - Fiction - 256 pages

Acclaimed author Thomas King is in fabulous, fantastical form in this bestselling short story collection. From the surreal migrations of the title story to the misadventures of Coyote in the modern world and the chaos of a baby's unexpected arrival by airmail, King's tales are deft, hilarious and provocative. A National Post and Quill & Quire bestseller, and an Amazon.ca Top Pick for 2005, A Short History of Indians in Canada is a comic tour de force.


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Thomas King's style and humour are wonderfully entertaining. I haven't read anything by him that I didn't like, so far. His short stories in this collection are at times heartbreaking and at times side-splitting. A great read! Read full review


Tidings of Comfort and Joy
The Dog I Wish I Had I Would Call It Helen
The Baby in the Airmail Box
Coyote and the Enemy Aliens
Haida Gwaii
Little Bombs
The Colour of Walls
Bad Men Who Love Jesus
Domestic Furies
The Garden Court Motor Motel
Not Counting the Indian There Were Six
Another Great Moment in Canadian Indian History
About the Author
Author Biography
About the Book

The Closer You Get to Canada the More Things Will Eat Your Horses
Not Enough Horses
Noahs Ark
Where the Borg Are
States to Avoid
Fire and Rain
In Conversation with Thomas King and Margaret Atwood
Read On
Web Detective
About the Publisher

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THOMAS KING is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter and photographer of Cherokee and Greek descent. His critically acclaimed, bestselling fiction includes Medicine River, Green Grass, Running Water, Truth and Bright Water, A Short History of Indians in Canada, and most recently The Back of the Turtle, which won the 2014 Governor General’s Award. The Inconvenient Indian, a work of non-fiction, won several national prizes and was described by Joseph Boyden as “destined to become a classic of historical narrative.” A member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of an award from the National Aboriginal Foundation, Thomas King has taught at the University of Lethbridge and was Chair of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota before moving to the University of Guelph where he taught Indigenous Literature and Creative Writing. A Matter of Malice is the fourth novel in Thomas King’s DreadfulWater series.

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