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  • ISBN 0006481965
  • ISBN13 978-0006481966
  • Language English
  • Author Thomas King
  • Publisher Harper Perennial (August 28, 2000)
  • Pages 288
  • Formats lrf lrf azw txt
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory World Literature
  • Size ePub 1238 kb
  • Size Fb2 1334 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 891

With a plethora of superb reviews and upcoming publication in the US, Thomas King’s latest work affirms him as one of our wittiest and wisest writers. Truth & Bright Water is the tale of two young cousins and one long summer. Tecumseh and Lum live in Truth, a small American town, and Bright Water, the reserve across the border and over the river. Family is the only reason most of the people stay in the towns, and yet old secrets and new mysteries keep pulling the more nomadic residents back to the fold.Monroe Swimmer, famous Indian artist, returns to live in the old church with the hope of painting it into the prairie landscape and re-establishing the buffalo population. Tecumseh’s Aunt Cassie has come back too, already arguing with his mother. Why has his mother given Cassie a suitcase full of baby clothes? And why is Lum interested only in winning the Indian Days race?Tecumseh has more questions than anyone will answer, until the Indian Days festival arrives and the mysteries of the summer collide in love, betrayal and reconciliation. Equally plainspoken and poetic, comic and poignant, Truth & Bright Water is a crackling good story that resonates with universal truths.

Truth & Bright Water. The dissertation was never enough. At a distance, the bridge between Truth and Bright Water looks whole and complete, a pale thin line, delicate and precise, bending over the Shield and slipping back into the land like a knife

Truth & Bright Water. At a distance, the bridge between Truth and Bright Water looks whole and complete, a pale thin line, delicate and precise, bending over the Shield and slipping back into the land like a knife. But if you walk down into the coulees and stand in the shadows of the deserted columns and the concrete arches, you can look up through the open planking and the rusting webs of iron mesh, and see the sky.

This book, 'Truth and Bright Water' is a fabulous read - I was hooked in from the first sentence and didn't put the book down until I'd finished it. Nine hours of marathon reading, in which I was totally absorbed in the lives of the characters

This book, 'Truth and Bright Water' is a fabulous read - I was hooked in from the first sentence and didn't put the book down until I'd finished it. Nine hours of marathon reading, in which I was totally absorbed in the lives of the characters. Thomas has an outstanding ability to take his word arrangements and create pictures/emotions for his readers; I could actually envision the landscapes he described, and astutely knew the emotions and perceptions he was calling forth from his characters.

Upon its publication fifteen years ago, Thomas King's acclaimed Truth and Bright Water confirmed him as one of our wittiest and wisest writers. by. Thomas King (Author). The novel tells the story of two young cousins and one long summer. Tecumseh and Lum live in Truth. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.

Truth and Bright Water book. Thomas King is a writer of lyrical, comic poignancy, and a best-selling author in Canada. Of his latest novel, Newsday wrote, "Thomas King has quietly and gorgeously done it again

Truth and Bright Water book. Of his latest novel, Newsday wrote, "Thomas King has quietly and gorgeously done it again. Truth and Bright Water tells of a summer in the life of Tecumseh and Lum, young Native-American cousins coming of age in the Montana town of Truth, and the Bright Water Reserve across the river Thomas King is a writer of lyrical, comic poignancy, and a best-selling author in Canada.

Thomas King CM (born 1943) is an American-Canadian writer and . In his 2013 book The Inconvenient Indian, King says, "The issue has always been land. Truth and Bright Water (HarperFlamingo Canada, 1999)

Thomas King CM (born 1943) is an American-Canadian writer and broadcast presenter who most often writes about North America's First Nations. 1 Early life and education. It will always be land, until there isn’t a square foot of land left in North America that is controlled by Native people. King also discusses policies regarding aboriginal status. Truth and Bright Water (HarperFlamingo Canada, 1999).

I look in the alley in case he is rummaging around among the garbage cans or having a nap in the shade is adventures

I look in the alley in case he is rummaging around among the garbage cans or having a nap in the shade is adventures. Soldier doesn’t have many bad habits. He doesn’t chew things. He doesn’t bark much. And he doesn’t stick his nose in your crotch the way a lot of dogs do. Generally, he comes when you call him, but once in a while he runs away

Thomas King is a writer of lyrical, comic poignancy, and a best-selling author in Canada. Of his latest novel, Newsday wrote, "Thomas King has quietly and gorgeously done it again

Thomas King is a writer of lyrical, comic poignancy, and a best-selling author in Canada. Truth and Bright Water tells of a summer in the life of Tecumseh and Lum, young Native-American cousins coming of age in the Montana town of Truth, and the Bright Water Reserve across the river in Alberta. Of his latest novel, Newsday wrote, "Thomas King has quietly and gorgeously done it again

This book, 'Truth and Bright Water' is a fabulous read - I was hooked in from the first sentence and didn't put the . Another Superb Story from Thomas King. com User, November 4, 2000

This book, 'Truth and Bright Water' is a fabulous read - I was hooked in from the first sentence and didn't put the book down until I'd finished it; the reader is completely absorbed in/by the lives of the characters. com User, November 4, 2000. Truth and Bright Water tells the story of one summer as witnessed by the fifteen-year-old son, Tecumseh, of estranged parents, Helen and Elvin. Tecumseh watches as the summer unfolds and the Indians from the towns of Truth (on the American side of the Shield River) and Bright Water (in Canada) prepare for the annual festival, Indian Days.

Truth & Bright Water is the tale of two young cousins and one long summer Oral stories, King asserts, are public, requiring interaction with an audience.

Truth & Bright Water is the tale of two young cousins and one long summer. Family is the only reason most of the people stay in the towns, and yet old secrets and new mysteries keep pulling the more nomadic residents back to the fold. Oral stories, King asserts, are public, requiring interaction with an audience. Gathering oral stories into book form compromises the narratives; once set on the page, a story loses its context and voice.

The novel embeds a number of magical features (such as the disappearing church) within painstakingly realist prose, showing its affiliation with Magic realism.

Talk about Truth And Bright Water


Kamuro
The author is a wordsmith with a very droll sense of humor. His descriptions of people and settings make everything come alive. He also captured the sad aspects of Native American life today, causing me to pause and think, then cry a bit. King is a national treasure.
Winail
EVERYBODY OUGHT TO READ IT! WILL OPEN THINE EYES..................AND I HAVE TO ADMIT, I DID NOT FIGURE IT OUT! I JUST DIDN'T GET IT UNTIL THE VERY LAST SO DO STICK W/ IT IF YOU HAVE THE SAME EXPERIENCE. IS DEFINITELY WORTH IT.
Braendo
This novel is definitely an eye-opener, King brings his readers on quite the journey through this book. I won't say much more other than this is an excellent depiction of what life is like for Natives, and it is a story with many lessons to learn from.
Anarius
It's fun and interesting and thought provoking. I very much like his way of description and insight. Am looking forward to reading more of Thomas King!
Fato
cool novel and came in perfect condition
Anayanis
I love this book. If you care at all about Native American Indian culture, you will be captivated. Keep those Thomas King works in stock, please.
asAS
For those who don't know this author, Thomas King is an English Professor at the University of Guelph. And he's as genuine a voice in literature as the Native population could ask for.
This book, 'Truth and Bright Water' is a fabulous read - I was hooked in from the first sentence and didn't put the book down until I'd finished it; the reader is completely absorbed in/by the lives of the characters.
Thomas has an outstanding ability to take his pennings and create rich and dense pictures/emotions for his readers; I could actually envision the landscapes he described, and astutely knew the emotions and perceptions he was ascribing to his characters.
Tecumseh and Lum are two teenage cousins who are rolling through life - seemingly on the fringe but fully involved in the complex events and lives of those around them. For Tecumseh, there's enlightenment and understanding, for Lum despair and alienation. Many of the supporting cast members are wacky and hilarious. Though their way of life was crushed in many ways, their hope, bravery, and stalwart endurance continues on, and such is richly displayed in the story of these two teenage boys.
King is an astute observer of humanity's workings and what makes people (and people groups) tick - such discernment shines through every word of the book. As well, he turns society's impression of 'a dumb Indian' on its heels and reveals the complex insight and wisdom that Natives have and hold. Their genuine character shines through brilliantly in each and every person featured in the book.
King's writings are a fabulous read - poignant, entertaining, provoking, prophetic, and insightful. All the best of what the reader could hope for. This title gets two big thumbs up from me.
For those who don't know this author, Thomas King is a Native American/Greek Canadian who daylights as an English Professor at the University of Guelph. What he really shines at, though, is writing fiction. And he's as genuine a voice in literature as the Native population could ask for.
This book, 'Truth and Bright Water' is a fabulous read - I was hooked in from the first sentence and didn't put the book down until I'd finished it. Nine hours of marathon reading, in which I was totally absorbed in the lives of the characters.
Thomas has an outstanding ability to take his word arrangements and create pictures/emotions for his readers; I could actually envision the landscapes he described, and astutely knew the emotions and perceptions he was calling forth from his characters.
Tecumseh (especially) and Lum are two teenage cousins who roll through life - seemingly on the fringe but fully embroiled in the events and lives of those around them. For Tecumseh, there's enlightenment and understanding, for Lum despair and alienation. The supporting cast is sometimes a downer, but many of the characters are wacky and hilarious. Another 'main' character in the book is Tecumseh's dog, Soldier, and the dog serves as a picture of the heart of Tecumseh's people, as does Tecumseh himself. Though their way of life was crushed in many ways, their hope, bravery, and stalwart endurance continues on.
King is a phenomenal observer of human character and what makes humanity tick - and this discernment shines through every word of the book. As well, he turns society's impression of 'a dumb Indian' on its heels and reveals the complex insight and wisdom that Natives have and hold. Their genuine character shines through brilliantly in each and every person featured in the book.
A fabulous read... and it's set me on a course to get the rest of King's books (he has a few now). I surely do hope that Thomas King continues to write the stories that swirl about in his head. He's a fabulous read - poignant, entertaining, provoking, prophetic, and insightful. All the best of what the reader could hope for. This title gets two big thumbs up from me.