The truth about stories; a native narrative

The truth about stories; a native narrative

PR9199

2004-025701

0-8166-4626-0

The truth about stories; a native narrative.

King, Thomas. (Indigenous Americas; v.1)

U. of Minnesota Press, [c]2005

172 p.

$24.95

Stories shape who we are and how we understand and interact with each other, says novelist, short-story writer, and scholar King (English U. of Guelph), but they can be dangerous as well as entertaining and enlightening, and storytellers assume a heavy responsibility. He uses events from his own life as a Native American in California and Canada as examples. The book is based on the Massey Lectures he delivered on CBC Radio in November 2003. It won that year’s Trillium Award, Canada’s highest literary honor. There are notes, but no index.

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