The Truth about Stories: A Native Narrative

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House of Anansi, 2003 - Authors, Canadian - 172 pages
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"Stories are wondrous things," award-winning Canadian author and scholar Thomas King declares in his 2003 CBC Massey Lectures. "And they are dangerous." Stories assert tremendous control over our lives, informing who we are and how we treat one another as friends, family and citizens. With keen perception and wit, king illustrates that stories are the key to, and the only hope for, human understanding, He compels us to listen well.
 

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An intriguing insight into the concept of storytelling and how imaginative and manipulative stories can be. More specifically, the book provides a profound insight into how stories have shaped the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

At every encounter, King has knocked me off my feet. I was tickled up and down my sides by my first introduction to Coyote, in Green Grass Running Water. I lost my breath as I blathered through our ... Read full review

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Contents

Youll Never Believe What Happened Is Always a Great Way to Start
1
Youre Not the Indian I Had in Mind
31
Let Me Entertain You
61
A Million Porcupines Crying in the Dark
91
What Is It About Us That You Dont Like?
121
Private Stories
153
Notes
169
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Thomas King is Professor of English at the University of Guelph, teaching Native Literature and Creative Writing. He has been nominated for the Governor General's Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. Thomas King's father was Cherokee, his mother is Greek, and he is the first CBC Massey Lecturer of Native descent; his 2003 CBC Massey Lectures, The Truth About Stories, won the Trillium Book Award, and his book A Coyote Solstice Talewon the American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award for Best Picture Book.

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