Auntie Beth was the black sheep of the family, who made her way through seven husbands (not counting the Indian, there were six). But when she dies in a scuba-diving accident, leaving two-and-a-half-million dollars behind, her relations suddenly see her in a more positive light.
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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