Steven panics when he hits an eagle with his car. He turns up at the narrator’s door. “You’re Native,” he says. “Do something.” Memories of their love, now gone, and the time they spent together at Haida Gwaii come flooding back.
A Short History of Indians in Canada, Thomas King’s bestselling collection of twenty tales, is a comic tour de force, showcasing the author at his hilarious and provocative best. With his razor-sharp observations and mystical characters, including the ever-present and ever-changing Coyote, King pokes a sharp stick into the gears of the Native myth-making machine, exposing the underbelly of both historical and contemporary Native-White relationships. Through the laughter, these stories shimmer brightly with the universal truths that unite us.
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