|Coyote Blue (1994) [Novel]|
by Christopher Moore
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Old Man Coyote, an ancient Native American god known as the trickster, is back and better than ever--and up to no good, at least not if he can help it. He arrives in the form of a handsome, buckskinned Indian to wreak havoc in the life of Sam Hunter, a successful insurance agent with a carefully controlled life (and a carefully hidden past). One day Sam spots a beautiful woman getting into her car and admires her; suddenly Coyote is there to toss Sam into the middle of drug running, "kitchen pals" Buddhism, bikers, Las Vegas, true love, and death. Moore's writing is fresh and funny, and his spin on Coyote is delightful--the trickster, though well disguised, is still impishly capable of causing trouble (and teaching us how to look at life). Effectively mixing the mythic and the modern, Moore intersperses contemporary trickster tales with the comic saga of Sam's evolution from his early life in Montana as Crow Indian Samson Hunts Alone through his yuppie period to his life-changing encounter with Coyote.
Original title: Coyote Blue
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Contemporary
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Humor