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Green Grass, Running Water (1993) [Novel]
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A complex web of character, myth, folklore, and contemporary and universal experience. Green Grass, Running Water is the story of five Blackfoot Indians in the town of Blossom and its nearby reserve, whose very different lives nevertheless continually cross. Alberta, a university professor who wants a child but not a marriage, is involved with two men who seem to represent opposite possibilities: Charlie, a flashy lawyer, and Lionel, a self-effacing TV salesman. Latisha, Lionel's sister, runs the Dead Dog Cafe, a local hangout and tourist trap. And then there's Eli, who moved to the city and its white man's establishment, never intending to look back to Blossom or the reservation's ancient way of life. All the while, four old Indians, escapees from a mental institution, drift mysteriously and hilariously in and out of time, from the beginnings of the universe to its undecided future. Wildly combining Native American and Western spiritual traditions in the stories they tell, they attempt to recreate and reorder the world. And the trickster Coyote follows along, wreaking havoc as he prowls through the novel.

Original title: Green Grass, Running Water
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionWesternThe West Still Lives
FictionGeneral FictionEthnic And MulticulturalNative American

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Green Grass, Running Water (1993)
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Language: English

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Green Grass, Running Water (1999)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
ISBN: 9780006485131
Pages: 432

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Green Grass, Running Water (1994)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 9780553373684
Dimensions: x x x
Pages: 469

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